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Different: Everybody has a different pain threshhold. Clearly, a person with a higher pain tolerance will say post-op bunion surgery pain was quite managable. Another important factor is the surgical procedure performed. Some procedures are more involved and therefore have more post-op pain. Either way, your physician should give you the appropriate post-op pain medication based upon these 2 factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different...: A bunion and tailors bunion are different in location. A bunion occurs at the great toe joint and the tailors bunion at the 5th toe joint. They can occur separately or together. Both are the result of faulty mechanics. You should visit your podiatrist to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain/discomfort: Patients chief complaint with a bunion bunion is usually "bump" pain. The bunion can get irritated by shoe gear and/or activity. Wearing better, more supportive shoes can help the symptoms. These are progressive and at some point surgical intervention may be the treatment of "your" choice. Discuss with a foot specialist as to what might work best for you. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been diagnosed with bunions and very flat feet, any correlation between these two? Should i continue exercising? Any long term effects?
Misalignment of bone: Bunion are structural deformities that are progressive. They are, normally, secondary to abnormal foot function. The foot rolls in too much causing the big toe to be pushed towards the second toe. The big toe then pushes the first metatarsal bone the opposite direction. Over time this leads to the bony prominence "bunion". The joint becomes misaligned over time and becomes symptomtic. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Pediatric bunions or juvenile hallux abducto valgus deformity require a thorough history and clinical examination that includes radiographs to fully evaluate the patient. Recommendations can range from conservative to surgical. The latter is largely not recommended until growth plates have closed. Conservative measures include orthotics and shoe gear modifications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was born with a hallux valgus (bunion) since I was born but it doesn't hurt!. Does it need to be treated?
Yes: Bunions are progressive structural deformities. They will gradually get worse over time. Yes, in the case, means good shoes and supports. The better you can protect and support the foot, the less wear and tear on the foot. Better to be proactive than reactive. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers