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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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
None really: Unfortunately, there are no home remedies for bunions. Toe straightening devices simply don't work, in my experience. Wear roomy shoes and pad them to avoid irritation. When they become too painful, consider surgical correction. Make sure your surgeon realigns the bones. Simply shaving the bump usually allows reoccurrence over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do they do for a vey small bunion that is in soo much pain? I can barely walk but it's soo small
The pain may: Be secondary to a bursitis, if the pain is that severe an injection may be warranted. It is plausible, you may have gout if there is unbearable pain with a small bunion. The podiatrist should also check for hallux limitis which could cause pain as bone grinds on bone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a male I have a small bunion is it okay to wait until the end of my school year to undergo surgery it isn't severe? year just started
YES: Yes, it's ok to wait. I would advise seeing a podiatrist to discuss your options, surgical and non-surgical. Go to abfas.org to find a board certified podiatrist in your area. ...Read more
Pain may resolve.: A "bunion" at the base of the fifth toe is called a tailors bunion. It is usually just a prominent 5th metatarsal head which can enlarge with pressure/irritation from shoes. More comfortable/wider shoes often decrease the pain. If it is a significant problem see a Dr. for an X-ray. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Some podiatrists claim next day walking and little pain after bunion surgery, but it seems most people experience lots of pain and given 6 wk recovery times. Does this depend on how bad the bunion is?
A lot depends...: On the severity of the bunion, the procedure performed and the doctor preforming it! almost all of my patients walk the same day as the surgery. I am also shocked that many say they have little to no pain. Most spend 5 to 6 weeks in a surgical shoe, then back to regular shoes as tolerated. Having sais all this, there are some bunion procedures where you do have to remain non-weightbearing... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if i think i might have a small tailor bunion on my pinky toe. What can I do to help it?
Surgery, inserts.: Unfortunately, there are no braces or exercises to get rid of a tailor's bunion. If you elect to have surgery, there are several ways your surgeon could go about it. Depending on the angle of your bones (you'll need an x-ray), there are many different procedures to choose from to correct your foot. If you would rather, cortisone injections to the joint or orthotics can improve symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bunion on right ft. Doc said too small to remove & to let it be. When I step out of bed I cant stand due to pain that feels like a strain, normal?
Not normal : Bunions can be pain-free and need no treatment while pain associated with bunions can be from arthritis of the first MTP joint or ligament pain. There are numerous nonsurgical treatments including bunion splints, toe spacers, rehab exercises, footwear changes, anti-inflammatories and injections. ...Read more
I'm 31 days post op. Bunion removal & pipj fusion of second toe, pin in second toe is a little loose & moves up/down turns sideways. Is this normal?
Not abnormal: It is not unusual for the pin, which is usually a "K-wire" to feel slightly loose. The "K-wire" is usually smooth and not threaded like a screw (though there are threaded K wires). As a result, it can feel loose. I encourage all post operative patients to seek the advice of the surgeon who performed the procedure(s). Your surgeon has the ability to evaluate your foot and the X-rays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can wearing a lose dress shoe cause ankle pain? I buy my dress shoes to fit my right foot which has a bunion, so the left shoe is a little lose.
Yes: Since this would affect your gate and stability of your joints. In addition, the rubbing from a loose shoe may cause skin irritation as well. Perhaps you need to talk to a shoe repair shop to find out if they can stretch out a proper size shoe for the right foot to accommodate the bunion. ...Read more
Pain on the outside of my foot up near my pinky toe. Almost like an outer bunion. Little knob there & sharp pain to the touch. What could this be?
I'm a homemaker. I wore only socks @ home. mo's ago developd bunions and small cyst? on 2 toes.What brand of corrective shoe & devices to buy?No ins.
Bunions and bumps on: toes will require proper shoes that have enough room in the toe box area. The brand of shoes is your personal preference and doesn't really matter. What you need is shoes that accommodates your deformities. You can also place small cushions on the toes and or around the bunion area that are non medicated for protection, whether they be foam or felt skin or gel type. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 5 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 4 more doctor answers
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