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How to reduce bunions

A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Bunion swelling: Reduce swelling with ice, elevation, rest, and non weight bearing.
Dr. Arnold Zuckman
Podiatry 42 years experience
Ice and elevation: Assuming you have returned to a street shoe, it make take a while before the swelling goes away. Movement of the toe joints is helpful, in reducing th... Read More
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Swelling: That depends on a lot of factors including what the procedure was , when , how early you walked on it , how compliant you were (did you follow directi... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Colon
Podiatry 26 years experience
Bunion surgery: It depends on how bad the deformity is and how much pain you are in, but surgery is probably what you need.
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Confidence: Toe straighteners aren't very successful, but roomy shoes are. It may seem strange coming from a surgeon, but maybe all you need is to accept yourself... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Consider surgery: Surgery should be considered if you have exhausted your conservative options. Surgical management of bunions varies greatly on the severity of the de... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
NO: It only helps to align the toe.
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 38 years experience
No: A bunion occurs when the 1st metatarsal drifts away from the second, the "bump" is actually bone, that is unless it is very inflamed and swollen.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 24 years experience
Pressure on the bump: Bunions don't always hurt. They often become painful for several reasons. First, the prominence of the bump may rub against shoewear and can cause eit... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Several things: Often times bunions are hereditary, but wearing narrow toed, tight shoes can speed up the formation. Injury or neuological dysfunction can cause buni... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vadim Glukh
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
See a foot doctor: A foot doctor could properly examine and determine the measures to either correct the bunion if it is there, or to advise you on avoiding its progress... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
X-ray: Clinical exam and an x-ray willbe able to determine if you have a bunion.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Han
Podiatry 26 years experience
Bunion treatments : Conservatively you can pad around the bunion, purchase wider shoes, and orthotics may also help prevent the progression of the bunion if it is not ver... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Wear shoes that: Accommodate it, or have it surgically removed.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unusual: Bunions are unusual in children, if you do not change the shoes with growth of the feet , they can develop bunions due to tight shoes.

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