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A 62-year-old member asked:

What causes forefoot pain and swelling otherwise healthy only one foot previous bunion surgery with pin?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Stress fx of met: A previous bunion surgery can sometimes unload the big toe and overload the other toes leading to a stress reaction or fracture in the metatarsal bone. Other possibilities include arthritic change, nonhealing of bunion surgery, neuroma.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 36 years experience
Pain: Unfortunately , we need a bit more info. Such as when the surgery was done etc. Also , is the pain on the bunion surgery foot ? Even if that is yes , there are a lot of causes of this pain and transfer pain is just one . See your podiatrist or treating physician for help.
Last updated Feb 7, 2015


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