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is there a good medication for bunions?

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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 35 years experience
Bunions: There are no 'pills or medicines' for bunions, they occur due to abnormal pull if muscles.They may gradually become 'bigger' but if they don't cause any problems, they can be just watched. If they are painful, there are other options, surgery being one. If you need surgery you should see an orthopedic surgeon md who specializes in foot and ankle surgery.
Dr. David Laha
Podiatry 38 years experience
Antiinflammatories : Antiinflammatories and ice can help along with good, comfortable shoes. These treatments only treat the symptoms. Surgical correction is necessary to address the structural deformity. Discuss with your foot surgeon to see what options are best for your particular situation. Dr l.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Treatment options: Treatment options for the management of bunions include conservative and surgical management. Conservative management options include use of orthotic devices, change in shoe wear, medications such as oral no-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), steroid injections, padding of corns and calluses, and splinting and strapping.

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What is a bunyon on your foot? What causes it?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Bunion: A bunion (hallux abducto valgus) is a bony deformity of the great toe characterized by latral deviation of the great toe toward the second toe. This forms an abnormal bony bump at the base of the big toe and an enlargement of the big toe joint. This can be hereditary or from other disease e.g. Arthritis etc.
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Describe the features of a bunion.?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me see below: A bunion is an irregular bony prominence (a bump) on the joint where your big toe meets the main bones of your foot. The bunion causes the end of the big toe to bend toward the other toes and crowd them, while the bone at the base of the toe where it meets the foot moves outward beyond the normal limits of where the bone should be.
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What things affect the chances of getting bunions?

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Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Shoes: Most commonly womens shoes are the culprit. But sometimes children get the condition which would be called a juvenile bunion.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What happens in surgery for hallux valgus?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
Depends: There are too many methods to list here for hallux valgus; from a simple 'bumpectomy' to significant reconstruction. Technique chosen is based on etiology, biomechanics, and patient factors such as age, activity, smoking, previous compliance, etc. Some examples include osteotomies (surgical bone fractures) to correct alignment, fusions to prevent abnormal motion, etc. Many require fixation.
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How are bunions formed?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Several things: Often times bunions are hereditary, but wearing narrow toed, tight shoes can speed up the formation. Injury or neuological dysfunction can cause bunions.

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