Bye Bye Bunions
March 3, 2020
Janis Barnes had tried six different pairs of sneakers, hoping to find pain relief for the bunions on both her feet.
(A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe.) Nothing worked. “I even tried to wear men’s shoes because the toe box is larger,” says Janis, who moved to Sierra Vista from Buffalo about 10 years ago. “But I was still in pain.”
Then Janis went to see Dr. Jarrett Hamilton (left), a podiatrist with Sierra Vista Medical Group this past January. “Dr. Hamilton is very comfortable to talk to,” Janis says. “He really explained the situation to me and told me what to expect during my surgery and recovery.”
Janis decided to have surgery on her right foot first. “I arrived at the Outpatient Surgery Center early in the morning and was home by noon,” she says. “Everyone on the staff was very patient and kind. They made the whole procedure a pleasant experience!”
When Janis visited her children in Buffalo last summer, they couldn’t believe the difference the surgery had made. “I was so happy with the results that I had Dr. Hamilton operate on my left foot in October,” Janis says. “Now I’m back to walking and being an active person. And the sneaker? They’re history!”