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can i get rid of a bunion without surgery

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mihalich
21 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
No: A bunion is due to an angular deformity of the metatarsal. Splints are sold to "correct" them, but no study has proven their effectiveness. Bunions ... Read More
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
14 years experience Podiatry
No: There are ways to accommodate the deformity or reduce pain (wider shoes, padding, stretching, etc); however, the bunion deformity itself can not be fi ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Nope : Sorry.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: Usually requires surgery to correct the boney deformity.
Dr. Cathleen London
26 years experience Family Medicine
Get rid of no: But you can control the pain and discomfort - don't wear high heels or pointy shoes.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Rosenthal
44 years experience Podiatry
Other options: There is no way to get rid of hallux valgus without surgery, but pain can be controlled with shoegear change, orthotics, pads. There are many options ... Read More
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Dr. Libby Putnam
12 years experience Podiatry
Bunion surgery.: Unfortunately, there are no braces or exercises to get rid of a bunion. If you elect to have it surgically removed, there are several ways your surgeo ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Short answer: There is no way of getting rid of a bunion without surgery. There are ways of controlling the pain without surgery and you should discuss those wit yo ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irina Kovatch
14 years experience General Surgery
See below: There is no non-operative cure, but several things may alleviate symptoms and halt progression: wide, low healed shoes or custom made shoes; orthoses ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
22 years experience Podiatry
Corns: Well the usually way to permanently rid of a corn is to remove the bony prominence. In some instances a proper offloading orthotic will reduce the cor ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
12 years experience Podiatry
Surgery, inserts.: Unfortunately, there are no braces or exercises to get rid of a tailor's bunion. If you elect to have surgery, there are several ways your surgeon cou ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are a number of mechanisms by which a bunion can cause pain. Consider seeing a foot specialist to discuss options which may involve surgery to ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
By removing them: Once you develop bunions , only way to get rid of them is by removal.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
52 years experience General Practice
Good shoes/ surgery: Bunions are a deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe usually. Most often this is created by wearing shoes that force the toe outward towar ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
41 years experience Podiatry
Bunions are mostly : Hereditary. Shoes have a smaller influence, mostly in determining how much or little pain you have. "getting rid" of a bunion is done by correcting ... Read More
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