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Oakley, CA
A 43-year-old female asked:

Have bad left foot due to bunion/awaiting surgery on it. now rt foot hurts, top of foot/2nd toe. related?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Probably not: These issues are separate although they may be caused by similar walking, running or movement related problems from poorly fitting footwear. See a podiatrist.
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Probably: It might be because of an altered gait. When one foot is hurting, you start putting more weight on the other foot, causing problems in the "healthy" foot.
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 36 years experience
Related: It is usually the result of splinting off the sore foot and now the 'good' foot starts hurting. Speak to your surgeon and he/she will explain it and reassure you. Good luck with surgery.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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