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What is a Tailor's bunion / bunionette?

What is a Tailor's bunion / bunionette?

Tailors Bunion: Tailor's bunion or bunionette deformity affects the lateral or outer side of the foot. It is a deformity of the head of the 5th metatarsal. It can be surgically corrected by an osteotomy of the metatarsal head with fixation. ...Read more

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Could bunions (tailor's bunion/ bunionette) heal?

Could bunions (tailor's bunion/ bunionette) heal?

No: To say something can heal implies a wound. The tailor bunion is a deformity and when painful, that is a symptom. Neither will "heal". If pressure is removed, the symptoms may resolve. The boney deformity will not go away. If it continues to be painful after conservative treatment fails, consider surgical correction. ...Read more

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Will bunions (tailor's bunion/ bunionette) fully heal?

Depends: Bunions, tailor or otherwise, don't disappear or "heal" untreated. They tend to enlarge over time. Bunion surgery does heal, faster if post-op instructions are followed. Healing rate varies with procedure, but if a bone is cut and straightened, figure on 6-8 weeks before you are back to most shoes and activities. ...Read more

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How can I soothe foot pain for bunions, bunionette and hallux rigidus?

How can I soothe foot pain for bunions, bunionette and hallux rigidus?

Wider shoes: This problem can sometimes be relieved with changes in ones shoes. All of these problems may be treated with surgery but hallux rigidus is especially likely to need surgery. A steroid injection may give relief for a while. ...Read more

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How are bunions formed?

How are bunions formed?

Many ways: The tendency to develop bunions is hereditary. Often poor biomechanical foot support can lead to malalignments and bunion deformity. Additional causes are excessively tight shoes, trauma, various neurological or developmental conditions. Weaing well fitting supportive shoes and orthotics can prevent progression of deformity. Surgery may be necessary in many cases. ...Read more

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I may have a bunion! help!?

See a foot doctor: A foot doctor could properly examine and determine the measures to either correct the bunion if it is there, or to advise you on avoiding its progression. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bunion?

X-ray: Clinical exam and an x-ray willbe able to determine if you have a bunion. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bunions?

What are the symptoms of bunions?

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 more

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Describe the features of a bunion.?

Bump at the big toe: A bunion refers to the bump on the inside of the big toe joint. This usually results from hallux valgus, a deformity of the big toe joint where the midfoot bone (metatarsal) points in towards the middle of the body and the toe points out toward the 5th toe. That position of the bones creates a prominence on the inside of the foot that is the bunion. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to hide a bunion?

Are there any ways to hide a bunion?

Not really. : Bunions are structural deformities. You can wear wider, more comfortable shoes with good supports. Surgery to correct the deformity may be what you need to consider discuss with your foot specialist. Dr l. ...Read more

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