At the closing ceremony to the 2012 London Olympics, many around the world were shocked to see a reunion performance by the 90s pop group Spice Girls. Victoria Beckham, who was nicknamed “Posh Spice” back when the group was active, is known today for her fashion sense, particularly for her love of high-heeled shoes.
Beckham’s love of high-heeled shoes has caused her problems with her feet, however. She was known to have developed unsightly bunions in both of her feet, and in the past stated that “the ugliest thing” about her were her feet. While I am unsure as to whether Beckham has had surgery to correct her bunions, I thought I would take a moment to dispel a common myth regarding bunion surgery.
Many patients think that bunion surgery is performed by simply shaving away at the bony bump near the big toe. In reality, the bump that most people see is one of the bones of the foot protruding out due to abnormal positioning of the bones of the foot. Because of the way bunions form, surgery to fix bunions is not as simple as most patients would like. The surgery involves cutting and realigning the bones of the toe, and can make a big difference for patients who suffer from bunions.
Not everyone with bunions needs to resort to surgery, however. Several other treatment options exist for patients whose bunions can be managed without surgery. If you suffer from bunions, make an appointment with myself or one of our doctors At Advanced Foot and Ankle Care who would be happy to discuss the best treatment option for you.
Jeffery Carlson, DPM