A 45-year-old member asked:
how can i soothe foot pain for bunions, bunionette and hallux rigidus?
4 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Last updated Dec 26, 2013
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