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A 45-year-old member asked:

how can i soothe foot pain for bunions, bunionette and hallux rigidus?

4 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
See a podiatrist: If wearing shoes that have cushion and support for your feet, stretching shoes to relieve pressure do not help, and you have tried over-the-counter arch supports and they too have not helped, see a podiatist. There could be prescribed medicines and/or injections, padding, custom molded supports that might offer relief. Surgery can be an option that can provide longterm relief from these things.
Dr. W. Batson
Dr. W. Batson answered
Hand Surgery 44 years experience
Wider shoes: This problem can sometimes be relieved with changes in ones shoes. All of these problems may be treated with surgery but hallux rigidus is especially likely to need surgery. A steroid injection may give relief for a while.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Wide toe box: Try using comfortable orthopedic shoes with a wider toe box. Make sure that your shoes fit your foot type. Have your feet evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Pain: You certainly have a lot going on. See your podiatrist for an exam , x rays and chart a course

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