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How Do You Treat Bunion Pain?
Published: 06/24/2014

A Bunion is a bump that develops on the side of the big toe joint and can occur at any age. Bunions most commonly occur as a result of muscular and tendon imbalances in the foot and can be associated...Read more >>

Congratulations to Dr. Louis for his years of service!
Published: 06/18/2014

Dr. Louis Jimenez has been in private practice for over 36 years, serving patient in the metro-Atlanta area. In addition to lecturing nationally, Dr. Jimenez participates in the training of local...Read more >>

Doctoring… in the family - Drs Jimenez
Published: 06/18/2014
Dr Louis Jimenez

In 1978, the Jimenez family put down roots in Snellville. It was a very small town then and the medical profession was just beginning to blossom. Prior to new doctors arriving, most folks had to...



The post-operative course for bunion surgery includes a sterile dressing and a walking boot. The dressing is not to be changed, tampered with, or get wet until seen by your doctor one week after surgery. Patients are permitted to walk on the operative foot as tolerated immediately after surgery, unless otherwise instructed. One to two weeks after surgery, all bandages are removed and patients are transitioned to a supportive athletic shoe as tolerated with a compression sock. It is at this point that patients are permitted to get the foot wet in the shower.


It is recommended that patients take a minimum of 3 days off from work to recover from anesthesia and the procedure. As a general guideline, activities should be decreased for six weeks as post-operative pain and swelling will be directly correlated to your activities. While healing rates differ among individuals, cold therapy, foot elevation, and rest will all help to aid in a smooth recovery after your procedure. To get a better idea of what you should expect in regards to your Bunion and possible Bunion Surgery, visit one of our Three Atlanta Locations!

Don't forget to visit the Primera Bunion Hall of Fame and the Primera Hall of Bunions!

  • Thank you so much! The pain in my right big toe joint has relief after my 2nd laser treatment. Thank you!!!

    MLS Laser Treatment for Pain

    Sheliah C., 6.6.14

  • Everything and everyone was fantastic! Your staff is top notch, surgery was great, recovery is going very well. Will recommend you for sure! Dr. Dorian is awesome!!! Thank you so much!

    Bunion Surgery

    Donna K., 12.20.13

  • He was an incredible doctor. He got to the root of my issues and made sure that I had some relief before leaving. He has a wonderful demeanor and you can tell he loves what he does.

    Heel Pain

    Lynisha M., 10.22.13