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I have been diagnosed with bunions and very flat feet, any correlation between these two? Should I continue exercising? Any long term effects?

I have been diagnosed with bunions and very flat feet, any correlation between these two? Should I continue exercising? Any long term effects?

Yes: Flat feet can cause foot instability that can lead to bunions and hammer toes and other foot and ankle conditions. I would advise a good custom orthotic prior to long term high impact exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Conenello
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Fallen Arches (Definition)

A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on ...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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Wear orthotics 4 overpronation, flat feet & bunion. Wearing orthotics while sitting for large amounts of time beneficial?

Wear orthotics 4 overpronation, flat feet & bunion. Wearing orthotics while sitting for large amounts of time beneficial?

Sitting...: Wearing orthotics while sitting doesn't really do much. They are designed to control the abnormal motions during your gait cycle (walking). ...Read more

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Which shoe type is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

Which shoe type is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

Shoe guide: Flat feet and bunions require wider shoes to accommodate the deformity. A rigid, stable shoe is best. No more than 2 inch heels because it puts too much pressure on bunions. More importantly, the shoes have to support the arch whether with built in inserts or store bought inserts. Sandals need to have built in arch supports as well. ...Read more

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Which jordan shoe is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

Which jordan shoe is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

None: Most basketballs shoes don't come with adequate support. Make sure the shoes are comfortable and you can fit an extra support to help improve foot function. Dr l. ...Read more

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I have flat feet, bunions and overpronate. What kind of shoe do you recommend? I wear orthotics,

I have flat feet, bunions and overpronate. What kind of shoe do you recommend? I wear orthotics,

Does it hurt?: Do your feet hurt? YOu can try taking out orthotics. you may not need them. You can work on ankle strength and foot strength instead. Where are you located, I can recommend a doc? Or you can find me on concierge.

you want to see sports medicine. check out amssm. Org ...Read more

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Mature female -flat feet; bunions no diabetes has round growth top rt. 2nd hammertoe. RN says a callous. Cyst? Bothersome. Removable?

Mature female -flat feet; bunions no diabetes has round growth top rt. 2nd hammertoe. RN says a callous. Cyst? Bothersome. Removable?

Yes, it is removable: You have options to get relief. The callus may be such that it can just be pared down, padded etc to give temporary relief. Permanent relief will probably require surgery but the procedure is relatively simple and worth doing especially if you are active. ...Read more

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What can help relieve big toe pain known not be related to gout; I do have quite flat feet and am active.?

What can help relieve big toe pain known not be related to gout; I do have quite flat feet and am active.?

Maybe not your flat: The first joint (dp), or larger second (mcp)? Is is the pain located on the side, top, or bottom of the joint, if it is the first dp, it can be traumatic; it can be arthritis; psoriatic arthritis loves this joint. If on the bottom of the first, could be tendonous. If at the bottom of the mcp joint, you have two sesamoid bones that can be fractured, or inflammed. See a good specialist who can sort! ...Read more

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How can I prevent bunions on my feet?

How can I prevent bunions on my feet?

No real way: Unfortunately their is no real prevention.
Wearing proper fitting shoes that do not press on the toes will help. ...Read more

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Have tailor's bunions on my feet, is that a symptom of bunions?

Have tailor's bunions on my feet, is that a symptom of bunions?

Different...: A bunion and tailors bunion are different in location. A bunion occurs at the great toe joint and the tailors bunion at the 5th toe joint. They can occur separately or together. Both are the result of faulty mechanics. You should visit your podiatrist to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How to remove a bunion on my foot without surgery?

You really can't....: Bunions are a bony deformity and can't really be corrected without surgery. ...Read more

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I have foot problem and tailors bunion, what to do?

I have foot problem and tailors bunion, what to do?

See your Podiatrist: Most people will have foot problems at some point in their lifetime. Having a doctor that understands the foot and how it functions is important. As the saying goes, "if your feet hurt, you hurt all over". Dr L. Visit ACFAS. Org ...Read more

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What will they put on my foot after bunion surgery?

What will they put on my foot after bunion surgery?

Different options: Depending on the type of surgery, you may get a surgical shoe, splint, rigid walking boot, and will possibly need to use crutches. ...Read more

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Bunion surgery, now pain in ball of foot. What next?

See you doctor.: There can many causes of pain in th ball after bunion surgery. Sometime the parabola of the foot is abnormal after surgery (the way metatarsal are aligned). I would see your doctor and try an orthotic to try and rebalance the foot. ...Read more

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Bunion surgery 2 years ago, now pain in ball of foot?

Bunion surgery 2 years ago, now pain in ball of foot?

Transfer metarsalgia: If the pain is under the 2nd met head (under ball of 2nd toe), this pain may come from overload of this bone. This can occur because bunion surgery often shortens the big toe none a little bit. If under 1st toe, may e some arthritic change. Best idea is to return to your doc for a check. ...Read more

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What to do about foot pain 10 weeks after bunion surgery?

MINIMAL PAIN: Is the pain at the surgical site? By now, post-op pain should be 0 or 1, maybe 2/10 at most. Can be controlled with NSAID's. No narcotic analgesics. Talk to your surgeon to see if they feel everything is progressing as it should. ...Read more

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Bunion surgery 2 years ago, now pain in ball of foot, why is this?

Bunion surgery 2 years ago, now pain in ball of foot, why is this?

See below: It could be that your weight and pressure have been shifted to the area under your other toes.
See your podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Should I continue using crutches after bunion surgery. Should I keep my foot elevated?

Should I continue using crutches after bunion surgery. Should I keep my foot elevated?

SO MUCH.....: Depends on exactly what type of bunion surgery you had performed. I (personally) rarely have my patients use crutches after bunion surgery. Elevation is always good, however. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Flatfoot (Definition)

Included in the normal anatomy of the foot is what is known as the plantar or longitudinal arch. A normal arch protects excessive weight bearing to occur in certain parts of the foot. In flat foot, this arch is reduced in size. Mild cases may not cause symptoms, severe cases can potentially cause ...Read more


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