Chely Wright undergoes painful bunion surgery


Country singer Chely Wright underwent surgery in December in order to correct a number of foot conditions, including a bunion and Morton's neuroma, which is an enlarged nerve in the toe.

Wright spoke out about the operations on Twitter, explaining that it was a two-hour surgery. About a week after going under the knife, the singer continued to tweet about her pain.

"Super bored with this foot surgery recovery. Can this be over now? Foot is really swollen and very painful. Ugh. Okay, chin up! i will survive," she posted.

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, bunion surgery comes with a number of risks, including infection, bunion recurrence, nerve damage and discomfort. As a result, it is generally recommended that people with bunions or hammer toe try conservative method of correction before resorting to surgery.

Non-invasive methods of bunion correction include using bunion splints or orthotics regularly in order to straighten the joint of the big toe sans scalpels.

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