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Can I Get Rid Of A Bunion Without Surgery
See below: There is no non-operative cure, but several things may alleviate symptoms and halt progression: wide, low healed shoes or custom made shoes; orthoses to improve support and alignment; night splinting to improve toe alignment, stretching to maintain joint mobility; bunion pads to decrease irritation; application of ice after activity to decrease inflammation; analgesics. Good luck! ...Read more
I have been told by a podiatrist that the only way I can permanently get rid of corns is to have bunion surgery. Is this true?
Several things: The tendency to develop a bunion is often hereditary. However, poor foot support, improper fitting shoes, trauma, or many musckuloskeletal or neurological conditions all can be factors. The only way to "get rid" of a bunion is with surgical correction. The extent of the surgery needed depends on the severity of the deformity as well as any other contibutory conditions. Shoes/orthotics may help. ...Read more
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 more
Treating bunions: There is no conservative treatment that will correct a bunion--so called bunion correction splints may ease some symptoms but will not "train" the toe to go straight. Wider shoes, a toe spacer, and tube foam are the most common ways to treat the pain and discomfort. Try those things to see if you can put off surgery for a while (or avoid it altogether!). ...Read more
I have bunions on both feet but mostly right. Is there a way go get rid of it or make it look less noticeable. & My feet are darker than rest of body?
What can I do to improve/get rid of the tailor's bunions on my feet? What could I have done to have gotten them? (But I do wear pointy shoes often)
No Fun- Bunion.: Wearing pointy shoes "often" is probably the leading cause for the development of the tailor bunion in women and possibly men. Genetics and mechanics may also have a part in it, but shoes are the culprit. Changing the shoe style and fit may offer some relief, but the surgical correction is often needed. Without changing the shoe fit, even surgical correction may be disappointing over time. ...Read more
Why are my feet always so red and bruised like? I have no medical issues but do have bunions. How can I fix them and get rid of the redness
Bunion surgery: Is the redness where the bunions are (near your big toe joint)? Do they hurt? Have you tried wearing wider shoes? If this is still a painful issue, then you would need to consider bunion surgery. Bunion surgery is very effective, but is not to be taken lightly. It will take a minimum of 6 weeks to heal enough so you can walk with an athletic shoe and several more weeks for other shoes. ...Read more
Looking for a podiatrist/orthopedic specialist advice. Does a foot splint for the big toe get rid of mild bunions or prevent it from becoming worse?
Unlikely: 'splints' for hallux vagus deformity and bunions have little effect on natural history or progression. Bunion pads, wider shoes, nsaids may help. Deforming forces which result in hv often progress. See an ors w/ foot/ankle fellowship training or your local orthopedist. Best of luck! ...Read more
21 y/o male with gyno and puffy nipples? Even if I get surgery how will I get rid of the puffy nipples?
Puffy nipples: In the operation I would remove the sub areolar breast bud tissue to allow a more flatter appearance... ...Read more
Any way to rid of a hemaroid? Not painful etc. Or no way to get rid of it without painful surgery
Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a bowel movement. Treated at home by avoiding constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, Metamucil), avoid junk foods, warm bath soaks. See a surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Gynecomastia: This could be the result of your body making too much estradiol and not enough testosteron. There are medications that can decrease the amount of estradiol in your body. You should seek evaluation by someone who specializes in male hormone balancing. Once this is corrected, surgery may or may not be needed depending JN the amount of breast tissue you have. ...Read more
If scar is big and: And unsightly then a surgical revision would be the best option. Less of a scar can become better with time. Some mds give retinal a ointment to help. ...Read more
Endoscopic surgery??: Surgeons will add gas to the area to help visualize the site better. The gas will go away on it's own over time. I have not heard of any way to speed up the process. If you mean gas in the stomach, just take some antacids or gas-x. ...Read more
Expensive: You can try it, but it's very expensive -- up to $1, 000 per treatment for multiple treatments. Check w/a good plastic surgeon for their advice. ...Read more
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Not really: There is a drug called ursodiol that is made from bear bile that can dissolve gallstones; however it works less than half the time. Gallbladder surgery is relatively safe and done as an outpatient through small incisions, so if you have a lot of pain from gallbladder disease then I recommend just having the surgery. ...Read more
Cannot: You really cannot get rid of them once you have them. You can take a medication to prevent formation of other stones. An operation remains the best option. Why can't you have an operation? Did a surgeon tell you this? ...Read more
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