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Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more


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I stood a long time today . I had bunion surgery. I have a cast on my foot swelled up. Is that dangerous?

Bunion surgery: If the swelling is too great it can be dangerous. As stated , your best course of action is to see your surgeon sooner than later . Good luck. ...Read more

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How to walk with a cast after bunion surgery?

How to walk with a cast after bunion surgery?

If allowed at all: Heel weight bearing would be my suggestion if partial weight is allowed by your surgeon. ...Read more

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How to remove a bunion on my foot without surgery?

How to remove a bunion on my foot without surgery?

You really can't....: Bunions are a bony deformity and can't really be corrected without surgery. ...Read more

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Do i need to get the screw taken out of my foot from my bunion surgery?

Not usually: Screws are generally left in place after bunion surgery. Sometimes the screw head is prominent and can be irritated by shoes. Occasionally, even after the bone is healed, there can be a vague aching sensation. This is because the screw and bone flex differently. These would be cases where you would want to consider removal. This is often done through a small incision under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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What causes forefoot pain and swelling otherwise healthy only one foot previous bunion surgery with pin?

Pain: Unfortunately , we need a bit more info. Such as when the surgery was done etc. Also , is the pain on the bunion surgery foot ? Even if that is yes , there are a lot of causes of this pain and transfer pain is just one . See your podiatrist or treating physician for help. ...Read more

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I had bunion surgery on right foot on march 6 2014. I want know why I get pain in my ankle when I put pressure.

I had bunion surgery on right foot on march 6 2014. I want know why I get pain in my ankle when I put pressure.

GEt it checked by th: Surgeon, as it might be totally unrelated reason for it. Without being examined, it'll be difficult for anyone to suggest anything for you. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I had bunion surgery & the toe next to my big to don't lay straight due to the way i held my foot after surgery. Can i tape it ?

Taping: Yes , but you should consult with your surgeon not just for how to do that but because it could be a different problem. ...Read more

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Im having foot surgery for a bunion on my left foot. What should I expect? How long will it be before I can walk and do stuff? What about recovery?

Im having foot surgery for a bunion on my left foot. What should I expect? How long will it be before I can walk and do stuff? What about recovery?

Depends: It depends on the specific procedure that is done. You will likely need to be off your foot with limited weight bearing and activity for 4 to 6 weeks. You will need to keep your foot elevated. ...Read more

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I have a bunion on my left foot. I don't want to have surgery and am using a splint at night. Is there anything else I can do to try to correct it?

Grin and bear it: There is no way to correct a bunion without surgery; all you can do is treat the symptoms. That being said a bunion splint may take some of the stretch out of the joint and relieve tenderness and ice is often helpful. But don't fool yourself. A bunion is a structural mal-alignment of bones and you cannot tape, splint, brace, massage, support or hope it away. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Bunion (Definition)

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Dr. Brian Wagner
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