A 55-year-old female asked:
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i have pain in my ankle because i roll my foot when i walk to avoid bunion pain. should i wear an ankle brace until i get orthotics?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes plus: Bunion pain has several sources: 1. Rubbing directly against the shoe (get wider or softer shoe leather). 2. Arthritis in the joint (hallux rigidus) treated with stiff soled shoes with a rocker can be helped by orthotic injections, surgery the rolling of the ankle multiple times may have stretched out your ankle ligaments and require a brace/physical therapy.
Answered on Nov 10, 2014
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Brace helpful: An ankle brace will be helpful and hopefully orthotics will help to remedy the problem.
Answered on Apr 2, 2013
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Ankle pain: You are probably splinting off the painful bunion resulting in ankle pain. The orthotics will help with the pronation that caused the bunion , but you will eventually need to fix the bunion . Good luck.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013

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I'm not sure why : You tried the ankle brace at all..was there an ankle injury? I your posterior tibial tendon hurting?

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