Pain was like red hot pokers
“It’s nice that Meghan can humanise the condition and show even royalty can get them. Otherwise people suffer in silence and it can be debilitating both physically and mentally.”
Bunions can be inherited. Kumar estimates that up to one in four of us will get them.
But they can be caused by stress on your foot or arthritis.
They trigger painful inflammation around your toe and can knock your confidence and mental health.
“We can’t rest our feet, we have to walk,” Kumar, 41, said.
“People are often embarrassed and hide their feet and avoid surgery because they’ve heard horror stories from others.”
Surgery involves removing the TRACY Dickie had bunions for 30 years. The 57-year-old, from Croydon, South London, said: “Over the years it got more painful. As a nurse I was always on my feet and it was like red hot pokers.
“I couldn’t wear my beloved high heels and they rubbed through the leather on my work shoes.
“Last November my GP referred me to surgeon Kumar Kunasingam. I had an op on my right foot in February and left foot four weeks ago. “I was out of hospital on crutches the same day, at work two weeks after surgery and driving three weeks later. The pain has gone and my confidence is boosted. “I can’t wait to get back into beautiful shoes again.”
TOE PAIN: Meghan LUMP: Typical bunion