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A 43-year-old member asked:

need doctor's help! what do podiatrists do for bunions and hammertoes?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Fix them: Hammer toes get straightened out as do bunions. With a bunion, generally the bunion gets cut off and the metatarsal bone and great toe get straightened out.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Bunion : If they hurt you surgery in indicated . For bunions the bump is removed and the metatarsal may be relocated via bone cut. Hammertoe can sometimes be straightened with a tendon release and others need conventional surgical resection to straighten them.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Individual treatment: Depending on the severity of the bunions and hammertoes and on a variety of other factors including a patient’s age, general health, and location of pain, there are various types of bunionectomy and hammertoe procedures that can be performed.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of a bunion.?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me see below: A bunion is an irregular bony prominence (a bump) on the joint where your big toe meets the main bones of your foot. The bunion causes the end of the big toe to bend toward the other toes and crowd them, while the bone at the base of the toe where it meets the foot moves outward beyond the normal limits of where the bone should be.
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What things affect the chances of getting bunions?

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Dr. James Kercher
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Shoes: Most commonly womens shoes are the culprit. But sometimes children get the condition which would be called a juvenile bunion.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Do you have any tips so my bunions won't get worse?

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Dr. Lawrence Wells
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Wear wide toebox sho: Wear wide toebox shoes.
A 30-year-old member asked:

My bunions are not in the bunion area. Are they bunions?

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Dr. Jay Ryan
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Yes: The simple answer is yes. Bunions can be considered as a type of arthritis (due to the joint destruction from malalignment and bony prominence which develops against the shoe). Similar arthritic pain (bone spurs, cartilage destruction, etc) can be found on the top or inside of the joint (where a bunion usually forms on the outer portion). You should have it evaluated. Look up hallux limitus.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is there a good medication for bunions?

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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 35 years experience
Bunions: There are no 'pills or medicines' for bunions, they occur due to abnormal pull if muscles.They may gradually become 'bigger' but if they don't cause any problems, they can be just watched. If they are painful, there are other options, surgery being one. If you need surgery you should see an orthopedic surgeon md who specializes in foot and ankle surgery.

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