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Podiatry question: is there anything i can do, short of surgery, for big-toe-bunions? Please e-mail me if you are so kind as to answer this question: [email address removed by avvo]

Podiatry question: is there anything i can do, short of surgery, for big-toe-bunions? Please e-mail me if you are so kind as to answer this question: [email address removed by avvo]

Treating bunions: There is no conservative treatment that will correct a bunion--so called bunion correction splints may ease some symptoms but will not "train" the toe to go straight. Wider shoes, a toe spacer, and tube foam are the most common ways to treat the pain and discomfort. Try those things to see if you can put off surgery for a while (or avoid it altogether!). ...Read more

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Big Toe Pain (Definition)

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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Pain on the side of my big toe? Corn? Bunion?

Pain on the side of my big toe? Corn? Bunion?

Different: If the pain is from hard skin, you have a corn or callus. Basically they are the same tissue, with a corn being more focal and a callus, more diffuse. A bunion is the boney enlargement where the big toe and the metatarsal behind it meet. The big toe is usually leaning toward the lesser toes. If the boney lump is on the toe itself, this is an exostosis. See a podiatrist for discussion of treatment. ...Read more

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How do I know if my bunions are in fact bunions or gout? They don't change in size & both big toes are quite straight. Bunions hurt occasionally.

How do I know if my bunions are in fact bunions or gout? They don't change in size & both big toes are quite straight. Bunions hurt occasionally.

Arthritis type: Bunions is a arthritis related to deformity. Will be painful when pressure is rubbing on the deformity such as certain tight or types of shoes. When arthritis exists inside of the joint as well then motion at the joint is painful as well. Gout is related to a particular acid, Uric acid that build up in the blood stream that deposits as crystals in joint. So X-rays blood test, joint fluid test. ...Read more

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How to remove bunions by the big toe?

How to remove bunions by the big toe?

Many options but : Surgery is the only way to get rid of a bunion. There are non surgical ways to ease the pain though. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need to remove the small bunion on my big toe?

How do I know if I need to remove the small bunion on my big toe?

Symptoms? : Are there any symptoms or other deformities present. Is it interfering with shoe fitting and function. Have you tried any conservative care such as padding or chang in shoes. See a podiatrist to nevaluate and discuss. ...Read more

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Can you have a bunion on the top of big toe. Left big toe is turning inward & i can't bend it down as far as right toe.

Can you have a bunion on the top of big toe. Left big toe is turning inward & i can't bend it down as far as right toe.

Yes: A bump on the top of the big toe joint develops with jamming of that joint and formation of spurring. This can be caused by trauma or elevation of the metatarsal bone. Early treatment consists of steroid injections and custom inserts to improve joint function. As it advances, surgery may be needed to restore joint function, insert a joint implant or even fuse the joint to stop painful motion. ...Read more

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I have a big bunion, my big toe is bent is there anything I could wear to start training my toe while I'm walking, or at home.

I have a big bunion, my big toe is bent is there anything I could wear to start training my toe while I'm walking, or at home.

Bunion splint: you can try wearing a bunion split and orthotics. But if it hurs a lot you may need an injection or surgery. See your podiatrist ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of bunions by the big toe?

Bunions are a : Structural problem, the only real way to get rid of them is to surgically remove them. Otherwise you are accomadating the bunion. ...Read more

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My big toe is turning in towards the 2nd toe but there is no bump on the side or pain. Is this a bunion?

Hallux valgus: The term for the big toe leaning toward the second is hallux valgus. While this is often accompanied by a boney prominence on the inner aspect of the joint (bunion), it isn't mandatory. Early treatment can include splinting of the toe or orthotics. If pain arises, surgery is often recommended. ...Read more

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So on the outer nuckle of my big toe, I have a large bump called a bunion. What is the fastest way to remove it?

Surgery: The only cure for a bunion is to surgically correct the bone deformity. Pads, splints, orthotic, injection, oral meds and various shoes can help relieve pain associated with the bunion but do not cure it. ...Read more

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I have foot has hurt where the part of a bunion would be on the pointy part of my big toe. Do you know what it could be, what to do?

Have it evaluated: Cause of pain may include tight shoes, sprain, bursitis, fracture, gout, contusion, neuritis, but of course there are a multitude of other possibilities. Thing that may help minimize your pain include: wearing shoes with a wider toe box, padding or strapping, oral nsaids. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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6wks pst op bunion removed & screw in big toe, wires in 2 toes. Plaster & wires removed 2 days ago. The big toe is sticking up is this normal?

6wks pst op bunion removed & screw in big toe, wires in 2 toes. Plaster & wires removed 2 days ago. The big toe is sticking up is this normal?

Have it evaluated.: The position of the big toe immediately following cast, pin, and bandage removal is not necessarily reflect its final position after you have regained strength and mobility following the postoperative and rehabilitation period. For some procedures, the big toe may be purposely fused in a slightly elevated position and you may not be use to that. Consult with your surgeon. ...Read more

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For the last week i've had pain in my right big toe and surrounding area, like a bunion. My big toe feels cold and numb at times. Any suggestions ?

For the last week i've had pain in my right big toe and surrounding area, like a bunion. My big toe feels cold and numb at times. Any suggestions ?

Do you have back : Issues? Sometimes a pinned nerve in the back can cause these symptoms. Look to see if the toe feels cold or is actually cold...... ...Read more

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Big toe pain one foot only. Bunion?

Big toe pain one foot only. Bunion?

Gout?: I will add an alternative answer here. One toe pain with redness and swelling can also be gout. This is a very significant pain, however, and usually is accompanied by swelling and redness. Gout is easily diagnosed by your family physician. ...Read more

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Bunion (Definition)

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