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I have pain in both ankles 12 weeks after bunion surgery. What could be causing pain? Is cortisone injections the solution?

I have pain in both ankles 12 weeks after bunion surgery.  What could be causing pain?  Is cortisone injections the solution?

See your doctor: There can be a variety of reasons for these symptoms. See your surgeon for evaluation. It is not unusual to have some swelling and discomfort away from the surgical site due to favoring the feet. Have it evaluated. Dr. L ...Read more

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A description of a discomforting feeling in or around the area of the big or great toe. This pain may sometimes be accompanied with swelling, redness or ...Read more


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I had bunion surgery on right foot on march 6 2014. I want know why I get pain in my ankle when I put pressure.

I had bunion surgery on right foot on march 6 2014. I want know why I get pain in my ankle when I put pressure.

GEt it checked by th: Surgeon, as it might be totally unrelated reason for it.
Without being examined, it'll be difficult for anyone to suggest anything for you.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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I just had bunion surgery this morning and they gave me an ankle nerve block. Is it Normal for my foot and bottom of the leg to feel hot? I

I just had bunion surgery this morning and they gave me an ankle nerve block. Is it Normal for my foot and bottom of the leg to feel hot? I

Yes: Nerve block often causes vascular dilatation in the distribution of the block due to effect on autonomic nerve fibers. This will increase blood flow to your foot causing increased warmth. ...Read more

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Can bunions be associated with ankle pain?

Can bunions be associated with ankle pain?

Unlikely: I don't believe there to be an obvious correlation. ...Read more

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Can wearing a lose dress shoe cause ankle pain? I buy my dress shoes to fit my right foot which has a bunion, so the left shoe is a little lose.

Can wearing a lose dress shoe cause ankle pain?  I buy my dress shoes to fit my right foot which has a bunion, so the left shoe is a little lose.

Yes: Since this would affect your gate and stability of your joints. In addition, the rubbing from a loose shoe may cause skin irritation as well. Perhaps you need to talk to a shoe repair shop to find out if they can stretch out a proper size shoe for the right foot to accommodate the bunion. ...Read more

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How to remove a bunion on my foot without surgery?

How to remove a bunion on my foot without surgery?

You really can't....: Bunions are a bony deformity and can't really be corrected without surgery. ...Read more

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What will they put on my foot after bunion surgery?

What  will they put on my foot after bunion surgery?

Different options: Depending on the type of surgery, you may get a surgical shoe, splint, rigid walking boot, and will possibly need to use crutches. ...Read more

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Bunion surgery, now pain in ball of foot. What next?

See you doctor.: There can many causes of pain in th ball after bunion surgery. Sometime the parabola of the foot is abnormal after surgery ( the way metatarsal are aligned). I would see your doctor and try an orthotic to try and rebalance the foot. ...Read more

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Bunion surgery 2 years ago, now pain in ball of foot?

Bunion surgery 2 years ago, now pain in ball of foot?

Transfer metarsalgia: If the pain is under the 2nd met head (under ball of 2nd toe), this pain may come from overload of this bone. This can occur because bunion surgery often shortens the big toe none a little bit. If under 1st toe, may e some arthritic change. Best idea is to return to your doc for a check. ...Read more

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What to do about foot pain 10 weeks after bunion surgery?

What to do about foot pain 10 weeks after bunion surgery?

MINIMAL PAIN: Is the pain at the surgical site? By now, post-op pain should be 0 or 1, maybe 2/10 at most. Can be controlled with NSAID's. No narcotic analgesics. Talk to your surgeon to see if they feel everything is progressing as it should. ...Read more

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Bunion surgery 2 years ago, now pain in ball of foot, why is this?

Bunion surgery 2 years ago, now pain in ball of foot, why is this?

See below: It could be that your weight and pressure have been shifted to the area under your other toes.
See your podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My leg feels numb after bunion surgery. How should I put my leg, up or down?

My leg feels numb after bunion surgery. How should I put my leg, up or down?

The best thing to: Do is let your surgeon know.
If you have swelling in your foot best to elevate. If you don't then putting down would be okay. But, the numbness you are feeling may or may not be related to the surgery and your surgeon should be informed. ...Read more

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Should i continue using crutches after bunion surgery. Should i keep my foot elevated?

Should  i continue using crutches after bunion surgery. Should i keep my foot elevated?

SO MUCH.....: Depends on exactly what type of bunion surgery you had performed. I (personally) rarely have my patients use crutches after bunion surgery. Elevation is always good, however. ...Read more

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I ad bunion surgery on my right foot thusday march 6. It is extremely painful. I evate ny toot is this normal?

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I ad bunion surgery on my right foot thusday march 6. It is extremely painful. I evate ny toot is this normal?

Yes, it can be ...: Although expecting postoperative pain, it is okay as long as the pain is slowly and surely getting better without local undue swelling and redness. Meanwhile, keep the surgical site immobilized with splint under surgeon's supervision. Any doubt? Go to see your surgeon timely.

Besides, let practicing healthy lifestyle and avoiding overindulgence and obsession rule our life so to live a long life. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had foot surgery for bunion removal?

Has anyone ever had foot surgery for bunion removal?

Yes: Foot surgery to correct bunions (bunionectomy) is a common procedure performed successfully for many. You should see podiatric or orthopedic foot & ankle surgeon to determine the proper bunionectomy procedure that is right for you. ...Read more

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Do i need to get the screw taken out of my foot from my bunion surgery?

Not usually: Screws are generally left in place after bunion surgery. Sometimes the screw head is prominent and can be irritated by shoes. Occasionally, even after the bone is healed, there can be a vague aching sensation. This is because the screw and bone flex differently. These would be cases where you would want to consider removal. This is often done through a small incision under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Why does my foot burn months after bunion surgery and willbit ever go away?

Burning sensation: This usually involves a nerve that has been irritated or entrapped. There are some topical prescription creams that can be used and are available at most compounding pharmacies. See your surgeon for a prescription and try that for a while. They can help greatly. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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I had bunion surgery march 6 i did physical work which required standing for an hour why did my foot and toe hurt?

Previous surgery?: Pain from an operation can come and go for years, and is normal. As long as it is not too severe, or limit your activity, it doesn't sound like cause for concern. If it gets worse, see your surgeon for a more complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Im having foot surgery for a bunion on my left foot. What should I expect? How long will it be before I can walk and do stuff? What about recovery?

Im having foot surgery for a bunion on my left foot. What should I expect? How long will it be before I can walk and do stuff? What about recovery?

Depends: It depends on the specific procedure that is done. You will likely need to be off your foot with limited weight bearing and activity for 4 to 6 weeks. You will need to keep your foot elevated. ...Read more

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I have a bunion on my left foot. I don't want to have surgery and am using a splint at night. Is there anything else I can do to try to correct it?

Grin and bear it: There is no way to correct a bunion without surgery; all you can do is treat the symptoms. That being said a bunion splint may take some of the stretch out of the joint and relieve tenderness and ice is often helpful. But don't fool yourself. A bunion is a structural mal-alignment of bones and you cannot tape, splint, brace, massage, support or hope it away. ...Read more

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I stood a long time today . I had bunion surgery. I have a cast on my foot swelled up. Is that dangerous?

Bunion surgery: If the swelling is too great it can be dangerous. As stated , your best course of action is to see your surgeon sooner than later . Good luck. ...Read more

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I had bunion surgery on my right toe why does my leg hurt right up to my knee. It hurts even when i elevate it?

Possible...?: You need to collect and record when you had bunion surgery, how soon you began right knee hurting, etc. Then, bring those information to see your surgeon. But of no doubt, pain signals something chemically or mechanically irritating local or regional nerve-endings or nerve fibers. But is it related with bunion surgery? Or just coincided? Known to us, diabetic neuropathy is relatively common. So, .. ...Read more

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I had bunion surgery & the toe next to my big to don't lay straight due to the way i held my foot after surgery. Can i tape it ?

Taping: Yes , but you should consult with your surgeon not just for how to do that but because it could be a different problem. ...Read more

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Bunion Surgery (Right foot), 10 weeks ago, i able to only walk for 3 hours before it swells (nothing vigorous), is elliptical machine better?

Bunion Surgery (Right foot), 10 weeks ago, i able to only walk for 3 hours before it swells (nothing vigorous), is elliptical machine better?

More Healing.: Your swelling is likely due to the severity of the bunionectomy. Generally the more work done to correct the problem the longer it takes to make a full recovery. the swelling is demonstrating that the Soft tissue repair has not completed. There may be some instability and the swelling is a response. You would be wise to ask the surgeon if this is normal. ...Read more

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Ankle Pain (Definition)

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Bunion (Definition)

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