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Bunion Pain Manage
Besides surgery is there any other way to manage bunion pain that is an easy 7 or 8 on a scale from 1 to 10.?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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