One of the most common questions my patients ask me is: How bad is the pain of hallux valgus surgery? Patients are afraid of the pain they may experience during hallux valgus surgery. This is understandable, but the pain is easily manageable with the foot block (local anaesthetic that blocks the nerves of the foot) and other painkillers.

Hallux valgus surgery can be performed very well all year round. Every season has its advantages.

The development of a bunion, or hallux valgus, takes place over a long period of time and does not always have to be associated with pain. But many sufferers ask themselves: When should you have a hallux valgus operation? Often such a bump on the big toe is genetically determined. If you have been dealing with a painful or sore bunion, you should think about surgical treatment for your hallux valgus.

A qualified foot surgeon can get to the bottom of the causes and assess whether revision surgery is necessary.

It happens again and again that the bunion on the big toe comes back even though a hallux valgus operation was performed. Why is this? And what should be done if hallux valgus returns after the surgery? You can find out in today's blog post.

The diagnosis of hallux valgus affects about 10 million people in Germany. Not all of them have a bump on their big toe that is so large or painful that it needs to be operated on. But if an operation is unavoidable, many sufferers ask themselves the question: How is hallux valgus operated on? In any case, you should only entrust yourself to a designated foot surgeon who can demonstrate many years of surgical experience in the correction of hallux valgus.

For some years now, bunion toes - also called hallux valgus - have increasingly been operated on minimally invasively. This is a technique known as MIS - Minimally Invasive Surgery. As an experienced foot surgeon who specialises exclusively in feet and treats them holistically, I am often asked by patients what it means to operate on a hallux valgus in a minimally invasive way? I will inform you about this in this blog article.


The bunion causes pain for many people. Many sufferers ask themselves: Who operates on a hallux valgus?

One of the most frequent questions from our patients is: What are the advantages of hallux valgus surgery over conservative therapy for chronic hallux valgus pain? We would like to answer this question in today's blog post.

Read a short article here that arose from a frequent patient question in the context of foot surgery. Dr. Gottlieb answers briefly and precisely. More in-depth information is offered to the interested reader with links. Today we answer the following question: "I have a bump on my big toe: what is it? And what can I do about it?"

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