A 34-year-old female asked:
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bunions: what's best way prevent from gettin worse & best way stop/ease pain? dose wearing a brace help? if so, how long/often do i need wear it?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Shoes shoes no brace: Some people r born with a predestined anatomical anomaly & they r hard 2 prevent. A normal foot can b influenced by footwear. No pointy shoes both help prevent @/or ease pain a brace will not correct a bunion u already have.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
Bunion: Studies have shown orthotics do not prevent bunions. Custom inserts help restrict excessive motion or off load painful areas of the foot. They do not prevent bunions from growing. Sorry. Bunions are most genetic (recent framington study out of england). Best way to stop pain is wider shoes and antiinflammatory meds. Hope this is informative.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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