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Slow-healing stress fx- boot, crutches, surgery, now CRPS. Hard to walk- now painful growth outside 5th met. Dr.- bunionette. From walking? Treatment?
Foot fracture: Open surgery to treat a foot fracture complicated by CRPS makes ongoing care necessary, it may be prudent to gain other opinions as to what's best to treat further. Many times need joint supervision by pain management specialist and foot specialist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bunionette on left foot- painful to walk, wear shoes. Treatment options? Is surgery only way to get rid of it for good?
Mostly shoes..: Relief from the pain caused by a bunionette is based on the severeness of the bunionette deformity. Milder deformities can usually be successfully treated with a shoe style change or by wearing an accomodative type pad attached to the skin. As the severity increases, the need for surgical correction becomes a more suitable answer. Consult with a Healthtap specialist for a more directed answer. ...Read more
Not always: My question is - does it hurt and does it impact your daily activity? If not, there are conservative treatments that focus on getting rid of the irritation that cause the inflammation at the site. This can be accomplished with topical, oral and injectable medications, orthotics and shoes. See the podiatrist. There is no one solution; everyone's foot is different. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have wide feet and a bunionette. My feet do not seem to fit normal or even wide sized shoes, what can I do?
Surgery works well: The best surgery for a bunionette or taillor's bunion is not only removing the excess bone at the 5th metatarsal head but also repositioning the fifth metatarsal inward toward the center of the foot. The forefoot becomes narrower this is called an osteotomy..... One of my favorite procedures because the results are so rewarding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CRPS- developed bunionette affected foot. Very sore, can't walk. Surgery suggested. What precautions with CRPS? Will surgery make CRPS worse?
Comments: Most people with CRPS do poorly with surgery, as the CRPS may get worse, but if your foot needs surgery, you need to take the chance to help you regain walking function. One approach that may make sense is to take pre-operative medication to treat the autonomic issues, and even do a pre-op lumbar sympathetic block. Get an anesthesiologist who does pain management involved. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a bunionette as a result of wearing a moon boot for a foot fracture and subsequently changing walking gait. It is painful to walk and shoes mak?
By design...: The purpose of the moon boot is to change your gait in a way the dissipates the force of the ground over a larger surface area. This is what allows the fracture to heal. The boot may or may not irritate already existing problems such as bunions or bunionettes. There is a transition back into regular shoes. This may involve athletic shoe first. Ask your doctor for advice on shoes or therapy. ...Read more