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Could bunions (tailor's bunion/ bunionette) heal?

Could bunions (tailor's bunion/ bunionette) heal?

No: To say something can heal implies a wound. The tailor bunion is a deformity and when painful, that is a symptom. Neither will "heal". If pressure is removed, the symptoms may resolve. The boney deformity will not go away. If it continues to be painful after conservative treatment fails, consider surgical correction. ...Read more

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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


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Will bunions (tailor's bunion/ bunionette) fully heal?

Will bunions (tailor's bunion/ bunionette) fully heal?

Depends: Bunions, tailor or otherwise, don't disappear or "heal" untreated. They tend to enlarge over time. Bunion surgery does heal, faster if post-op instructions are followed. Healing rate varies with procedure, but if a bone is cut and straightened, figure on 6-8 weeks before you are back to most shoes and activities. ...Read more

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Will hallux rigidus cause planter fasciitis?

Will hallux rigidus  cause planter fasciitis?

In theory yes: Limited range of motion of the hallux can cause bio mechanical strain to other parts of the foot including the plantar fascia ...Read more

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Do podiatrist recommended bunion splints?

Do podiatrist recommended bunion splints?

No: Bunion splints are not effective so they are not recommended. Although some stores may sell them, it's a marketing gimmick (snake oil) because a splint will not correct bone deformity. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Bunions: which shoes prevent them?

None: There are no shoes available to prevent a bunion from forming. A bunion is usually due to a biomechaical imbalance in the foot leading to a bunion deformity. A(n) custom orthotic may be of help in controlling the deforming forces leading to a bunion. Once you have developed a bunion the only way to alleviate the bunion is surgical management if it becomes problematic. ...Read more

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Big toe pain one foot only. Bunion?

Big toe pain one foot only. Bunion?

Gout?: I will add an alternative answer here. One toe pain with redness and swelling can also be gout. This is a very significant pain, however, and usually is accompanied by swelling and redness. Gout is easily diagnosed by your family physician. ...Read more

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Do heel spurs bruise the heel?

Do heel spurs bruise the heel?

Heel spurs: Heel spurs do not bruise the heel. But you can bruise the heel spur. Heel spurs normally hurt as the soft tissue attachment and around the spur becomes inflamed. If you step on something hard and bruise the heel if can set up pain at the heel spur. Your local podiatrist can help you. ...Read more

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What's the diffrence between hammer toes, bunions and corns?

What's the diffrence between hammer toes, bunions and corns?

All different: Hammertoes are the contracture of the lesser digits. Bunions as the lay person describes them is the deformity of the great toe as it begins to turn toward the second toe, sometimes crossing over/under it and the large bump on the outside of the big toe joint. A corn is a callus on the top of the foot and are commonly seen on hammertoes. ...Read more

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How can I soothe foot pain for bunions, bunionette and hallux rigidus?

Wider shoes: This problem can sometimes be relieved with changes in ones shoes. All of these problems may be treated with surgery but hallux rigidus is especially likely to need surgery. A steroid injection may give relief for a while. ...Read more

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Describe hammer toe surgery?

Describe hammer toe surgery?

Different types.: If you catch hammertoes in the early stages, a small, in-office procedure to release one of the tendons will often allow the toe to lie straight again. If the toe deformity has become rigid, the surgery is more involved. It's an outpatient procedure in an operating room, and can involve bone cuts, pins, screws, or other implants. Without surgery, your best bet is padding to reduce your discomfort. ...Read more

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What sandals are good for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs?

What sandals are good for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs?

They aren't!: The best shoes for a person with plantar fasciitis are those that have a sturdy back to them, which sandals don't have. You want a supportive shoe that cups your heel and holds it steady. Sandals tend to allow your heel and arch to function in whatever position it wants to, which might be what caused the plantar fasciitis in the first place. ...Read more

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Do heel spurs always cause heel pain?

Do heel spurs always cause heel pain?

No: It's possible to have a heel spur — a bony growth that usually begins on the front of your heel bone and points toward the arch of your foot — without realizing it. Heel spurs don't always cause pain. In fact, heel spurs often show up unexpectedly on X-rays taken for some other problem. Heel spurs occur in at least half the people who have plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis), a painful condition involving the thick tissue that runs between your heel bone and your toes. In the past, doctors often performed surgery to remove heel spurs, believing them to be the cause of the pain associated with plantar fasciitis. In treating plantar fasciitis now, doctors rely more on ice, arch supports, physical therapy and pain medications, and surgery is rarely performed. ...Read more

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My bunions are not in the bunion area. Are they bunions?

My bunions are not in the bunion area. Are they bunions?

More Information: I am not exactly sure what you are describing. Where are your symptoms and what are they exactly? ...Read more

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Can croc shoes cause foot, ankle, knee injuries?

Can croc shoes cause foot, ankle, knee injuries?

Crocs are: For the most part very comfortable. There are medical versions which are a bit more supportive. I'd suggest that they are less likely to cause injury than the omnipresent flip-flop. ...Read more

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How do hammer toes differ from corns?

See below: Hammertoes are deformity of the bone. Corns are thickening of the skin which may be caused by the bone deformity. ...Read more

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Change to sandals if callus on toe from shoes?

Change to sandals if callus on toe from shoes?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repedetive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Will sleeping in tennis shoes help plantar fasciitis?

Facial band: Sleeping in tennis shoes is very doubtful at resolving plantar fasciitis..... But, it would not hurt you to try...Go ahead....And, then if the issue is not resolved , go see a specialist. ...Read more

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Bunion (Definition)

A condition in which a bone growth forms on the joint at the base ...Read more