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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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What are bunions?

What are bunions?

Structural deformity: Bunions are a bony prominence. They are progressive, structural deformities. You can improve the symptoms with better shoes, but you can't improve the deformity. My rule of thumb: if the deformity bothers you on a regular basis or is limiting your activity, then surgery is an option to consider. See your foot specialist for evaluation and treatment discussion. Dr l. ...Read more

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Why do bunions hurt?

Why do bunions hurt?

Pressure on the bump: Bunions don't always hurt. They often become painful for several reasons. First, the prominence of the bump may rub against shoewear and can cause either acute (sudden) or chronic (longstanding) irritation. Second, in many cases the joint has shifted partway out of socket and that can cause pain. There is also a nerve that runs over the area that can become stretched because of the deformity. ...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?

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 can be done for a bunion?

What can be done for a bunion?

If it is not painful: Simply leave it alone. If it hurts then there is conservative treatmenine which consists of smart shoe selection. Or, have it fixed surgically. There are different types of ways to fix it surgically and that would depend on the presentation. If you so desire to fix it, a podiatrist or orthopod can happily review surgical options with you. ...Read more

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Can a little boy have bunions?

Can a little boy have bunions?

Yes: It is possible for children to have bunions. Rather than being from poor shoe choices, these are genetic and/or biomechanical in etiology. It is best to have the child evaluated by a podiatrist of foot/ankle orthopedist that specializes in the treatment of pediatric foot disorders. ...Read more

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I have a bunion.What can I do?

I have a bunion.What can I do?

Depends: Does it hurt? Are shoes pain or difficult to wear? How does it affect your participation in work and other activities? Treatment could be as simple as wearing wider shoes. Sometimes more supportive shoes and orthotics can lessen pressure on area and prevent progression of deformity. Surgery is the onlty way to actually correct the deformity but not the only way to treat. ...Read more

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How do you treat bunions in kids?

How do you treat bunions in kids?

Shoe is not growing: If bunions occurs in the kids foot is growing faster than the shoe (if it grows) by changing to bigger shoe will help. ...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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What do you recommend for bunions?

What do you recommend for bunions?

Treatments can vary: Bunions are progressive, structural deformities. They only get worse, they don't get better. You can improve the symptoms with better shoes, but you can't improve the deformity. As my rule of thumb: if the deformity bothers you on a regular basis or is limiting your activity, then surgery is an option to consider. See your foot specialist for evaluation and treatment discussion. Dr l. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a bunion.?

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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How can you treat juvenile bunions?

Bunions: Juvenile bunions if not painful can be initially treat with custom orthotics. I would also wait till the growth centers fuse and mature before operating. Juvenike bunions also have higher recurrence rates due to their hyper mobility. ...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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How can I re-align a growing bunion?

"You" cannot.: A bunion is a complex, generally progressive deformity. You will need an X-ray to properly evaluate it. Custom foot orthotics can slow the progression. Only surgery can "re-align" a structural bunion deformity which is medically known as hallux abducto valgus. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a bunion?

Usually, surgery: Bunions are a progressive, bony deformity that can only be corrected through surgery. Physical examination and x-rays would determine which surgical procedure would be appropriate for the severity of your bunion. Custom made orthotics and adjusting ones shoegear may help accommodate the deformity, but only surgery can correct it. ...Read more

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How can you avoid developing bunions?

How can you avoid developing bunions?

Better foot function: You can't really avoid getting bunions, but you can slow down the progression of the deformity with good shoes and supports. Improving foot function will slow down the wear and tear. ...Read more

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How do you stop bunions from growing?

Big bunions: Bunions are bony deformities of the first or fifth metatarsals in the feet. Bunions are mainly genetic in origin and can begin to grow as a teenager. Exercises of the great toe joint can help. Corrective orthotics can be made and worn in shoes for daily use. Eventually a corrective bunionectomy can be done. ...Read more

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Bunion (Definition)

The increased growth of bone on the side of ...Read more