U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
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

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.