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Has anyone every run marathons after having had a bunionectomy?

Has anyone every run marathons after having had a bunionectomy?

Yes: Once the area is well healed and your doctor determines that it is safe for you to return to running. ...Read more

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Bunion Removal (Definition)

Bunion removal, bunionectomy, or correction of bunion deformity all refer to the same group of surgical procedures. Depending on how severe the deformity is a determination is made as to which procedure would work best. A bunion deformity is a deviation of the 1st metatarsal towards the opposite foot and of the great toe towards the outside of the foot. Correction can involve ...Read more


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I have achllies tenditious. I run marathons. Treatments best are what?

I have achllies tenditious. I run marathons. Treatments best are what?

Rest and ice: Rest and icing. I would consider seeing a physical therapist whom can hopefully suggest stretches to help you. I would also consider changing into another shoe, if that is potentially the problem, and when get back into running, try and avoid hills for awhile ...Read more

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ECG says I might have Brugada syndrome. I have never fainted, feel fine and used to run marathons. Could I have something else?

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ECG says I might have Brugada syndrome. I have never fainted, feel fine and used to run marathons.  Could I have something else?

Here are some...: Sorry to hear such diagnosis, which would not be given lightly since the affected patients may die of ventricular fibrillation - so called sudden adult death syndrome (SADS). Hence, bring this question directly to your cardiologist, although having wishful thinking of "not me" has been common to many patients and their family at learning a bad news of suffering from a deadly disease. That is life! ...Read more

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What is the best way to fully recover from deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. I used to run marathons, but my breath is just not the same.?

What is the best way to fully recover from deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. I used to run marathons, but my breath is just not the same.?

Steadily train.: A pulmonary embolism is kind of like a heart attack of the lung. A portion of the lung has been damaged and the remaining alveoli and blood circulation have to pick up the slack. As you train, and steadily increase your activity, you will develop greater lung capacity and endurance. Though you may not return to your previous capability, it could be possible with continued effort.. ...Read more

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I have alpha thalassemia trait. Are there programs I can do to train myself to run a race without passing out or getting too fatigued?

I have alpha thalassemia trait. Are there programs I can do to train myself to run a race without passing out or getting too fatigued?

Like normal...: A person with Alpha thalassemia trait (two mutated Alpha chain genes and two normal) usually has no symptoms. You may be slightly anemic, but this should not affect your exercise performance. Perhaps if you were running ultra marathons in the alps you might see an effect, but otherwise you should be able to train normally and do great. Regardless of Alpha thal trait, stay hydrated. ...Read more

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How long does a bunionectomy take?

How long does a bunionectomy take?

Depends on procedure: There are various types of bunionectomy procedures that can be performed. The procedure time can vary from just a few minutes to one to two hours. ...Read more

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How long does the lapidus bunionectomy take?

An hour or so: Lapidus procedure can take one hour to a hour and a half. ...Read more

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