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Can I get rid of a bunion without surgery?

Can I get rid of a bunion without surgery?

No: There are ways to accommodate the deformity or reduce pain (wider shoes, padding, stretching, etc); however, the bunion deformity itself can not be fixed non-surgically. ...Read more

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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


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Can you get rid of a bunion without surgery?

Can you get rid of a bunion without surgery?

Nice thought.: If you ever find a certifiable way of removing bunions without surgery, let me know. We can patent the process and make a ton of money while helping millions of people. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get rid of bunions without surgery?

What are the best ways to get rid of bunions without surgery?

Other options: There is no way to get rid of hallux valgus without surgery, but pain can be controlled with shoegear change, orthotics, pads. There are many options when doing surgery, and methods improve. Please consult a podiatrist to evaluate. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bunion! How do I get rid of it without surgery?

What to do if I have a bunion! How do I get rid of it 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

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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?

Corns: Well the usually way to permanently rid of a corn is to remove the bony prominence. In some instances a proper offloading orthotic will reduce the corn and pain that surgery can be delayed or no longer needed. ...Read more

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What is that sharp pain in my bunion that comes and goes and how can I get rid of it?

Varies: There are a number of mechanisms by which a bunion can cause pain. Consider seeing a foot specialist to discuss options which may involve surgery to fix the bunion. ...Read more

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I have a bunion on my foot, how can I get rid of it?

I have a bunion on my foot, how can I get rid of it?

Surgery: Surgery is the only way to get rid of the deformity. Have it evaluated. Check out acfas. Org to find a foot surgeon. Dr l. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bunions?

How to get rid of bunions?

Surgery: If they really are bunions. Sometime thick skin or callous can be trimmed or rubbed off, but if they are truly bunions they are down to the bone, and that is where the treatment needs to occur. ...Read more

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What are procedures to get rid of the bunion?

What are procedures to get rid of the bunion?

Lots of ways: Bunion are corrected many ways depending on the degree of deformity

1) bumpectomy
2) osteotomy/realigning cut in th bone
3) fusion
4) new tightrope procedure in certain patients

consult with a reputable foot and ankle specialist in your area. ...Read more

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What could cause a bunion and how to get rid of it?

What could cause a bunion and how to get rid of it?

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

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What are methods I can do at home to get rid of small bunion?

What are methods I can do at home to get rid of small bunion?

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

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If you have a bunion and want to get rid of it what can you do or use?

If you have a bunion and want to get rid of it what can you do or use?

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

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Are there non surgical ways to get rid of bunions?

No, but...: There are other ways to treat such as padding, wider shoes, physical therapy or orthotics. Although none of these treatments correct the deformity, in some cases they may provide adequate relief. ...Read more

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Is a bunion skin or bone and how can I get rid of it?

Bunion: A bunion is a boney deformity. Only surgery can get rid of it. See your podiatrist for an exam and x rays and discuss your options. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of bunions by the big toe?

Bunions are a: Structural problem, the only real way to get rid of them is to surgically remove them. Otherwise you are accomadating the bunion. ...Read more

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Bunions. I've had them for years and they haven't caused any issues. But now I'm getting one on the inside side of my foot. Can I get rid of them?

No quick fix: Please see a podiatrist who can determine the extent and nature of your bunion issue; however, bunions will not go away on their own and may require surgery if symptomatic. ...Read more

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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?

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?

SURGERY: If you want to "get rid of it", surgery is the only option If you see a podiatrist, go to abfas. Org to find a board-certified doctor in your area. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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I had a bunion surgery. Which exercise is best for getting rid of stiffness?

Stiffness: The very best thing to do is see your surgeon. None of us know what type of bunion surgery you had or when it was done as none of that info was presented. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cut lines after surgery?

How to get rid of cut lines after surgery?

Treatments: We cannot make scars disappear, but we can make them look less noticeable. A combination of topical medications like Mederma and lasers can help. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of chalazions permanently without surgery?

How do I get rid of chalazions permanently without surgery?

A chalazion can be: Resolved most of the time with conservative treatment. Frequent warm, moist compresses followed by gentle massage can resolve them almost always. ...Read more

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Which is the best way to get rid of stretchmarks and can you have surgery for them?

Which is the best way to get rid of stretchmarks and can you have surgery for them?

Unlikely: Retin-a may help dark stretch marks to soften in color and moisturizers may ease the dryness associated with striae but the rumors about cocoa butter, lanolin, vitamin e, aloe vera are largely unfounded and essentially old wives tales. ...Read more

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Any way to rid of a hemaroid? Not painful etc. Or no way to get rid of it without painful surgery

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

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Hernias how to get rid of it without surgery?

Hernias how to get rid of it without surgery?

No nonsurgical cure: There are no exercises to cure a hernia. You should consult your physician. ...Read more

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How can I get rid my mens boob without surgery?

How can I get rid my mens boob without surgery?

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

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What is the solution to get rid of the scar surgery?

What is the solution to get rid of the scar surgery?

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

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How do you get rid of gas after surgery?

How do you get rid of gas after surgery?

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

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Coud I get rid of scar tissue without surgery?

No: Scar tissue is permanent and surgery will replace scar tissue with other scar tissue. Surgery may replace unfavorable scarring with more favorably oriented or less scarring. ...Read more

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Would laser surgery help get rid of my stretch marks?

Would laser surgery help get rid of my stretch marks?

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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Does surgery on diverticulosis get rid of that problem?

Does surgery on diverticulosis get rid of that problem?

In that area.: Surgery for diverticulosis would eradicate the diverticuli that were in the removed portion of the colon, but wouldn't prevent you from forming new ones in the remaining colon. ...Read more

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What ways can I get rid of gynecomastia without surgery?

What ways can I get rid of gynecomastia without surgery?

NO Unlikely: But you can mask it by wearing elastic type of compressive cloths, developing pectoral muscles then will look less prominent, will not make them disappear If they are bothering you psychologically (the usual problem) surgery is the only option to correct it. Good Luck ...Read more

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Is there another way to get rid of gallstones besides surgery?

Is there another way to get rid of gallstones besides surgery?

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

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How can I get rid of gallstones and/or symptoms since I cannot have surgery?

How can I get rid of gallstones and/or symptoms since I cannot have surgery?

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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Bunion (Definition)

The increased growth of bone on the side of ...Read more