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Bunions: what's best way prevent from gettin worse & best way stop/ease pain? Dose wearing a brace help? If so, how long/often do I need wear it?

Bunions: what's best way prevent from gettin worse & best way stop/ease pain? Dose wearing a brace help? If so, how long/often do I need wear it?

Bunion: Studies have shown orthotics do not prevent bunions. Custom inserts help restrict excessive motion or off load painful areas of the foot. They do not prevent bunions from growing. Sorry. Bunions are most genetic (recent framington study out of england). Best way to stop pain is wider shoes and antiinflammatory meds. Hope this is informative. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Bunions: what helps ease pain? What caused it? What can I do to prevent it from getting worse? Does wear brace help & how often/time do I wear it?

Bunions: what helps ease pain? What caused it? What can I do to prevent it from getting worse? Does wear brace help & how often/time do I wear it?

Family history: Bunions tend to run in families and brace may give temporary relief with wider shoes. Nothing will stop it from forming but it is a slow progression of the first metatarsal shifting medial. Orthotics may slow the progression. Talk to your foot specialist. ...Read more

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Will a brace help a bunion that is early diagnosed? Does wide shoes help? What else is good for early diagnosed help

Will a brace help a bunion that is early diagnosed? Does wide shoes help? What else is good for early diagnosed help

No: No, studies have shown orthotics do not prevent bunions. Custom inserts help restrict excessive motion or off load painful areas of the foot. They do not prevent bunions from growing. Sorry. Bunions are most genetic (recent framington study out of england). Hope this is informative. If so, please vote or follow me. Thanks! ...Read more

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I have metatarsalgia, bunion, flat feet and unstable ankle. I'm looking for a brace/support for all of them (all in one) Is there such a thing?

I have metatarsalgia, bunion, flat feet and unstable ankle. I'm looking for a brace/support for all of them (all in one) Is there such a thing?

Unfortunately not : Hallux valgus or "bunion" cannot be treated effectively with a brace, but with modified shoe wear. Unstable ankles can benefit from a lace up style brace provided you don't have any anatomic abnormalities predisposing to your instability ...Read more

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I have pain in my ankle because i roll my foot when i walk to avoid bunion pain. Should i wear an ankle brace until i get orthotics?

I have pain in my ankle because i roll my foot when i walk to avoid bunion pain. Should i wear an ankle brace until i get orthotics?

Yes plus: Bunion pain has several sources: 1. Rubbing directly against the shoe (get wider or softer shoe leather). 2. Arthritis in the joint (hallux rigidus) treated with stiff soled shoes with a rocker can be helped by orthotic injections, surgery the rolling of the ankle multiple times may have stretched out your ankle ligaments and require a brace/physical therapy. ...Read more

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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!?

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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