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Can A Little Girl Have Bunions Already
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
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
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
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?
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 2 more doctor answers
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