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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 had a total knee replacement three years ago I have done two marathons and walk and swim every day. I'm having significant pain. Is this normal?

I had a total knee replacement three years ago I have done two marathons and walk and swim every day. I'm having significant pain. Is this normal?

Not normal : There are people with new knee replacements who do complete triathlons successfully. Although a person may have knee pain (even without a joint replacement) for a few days after a marathon I would not expect you to have severe pain for weeks after an event. Occasionally the hardware of the new knee replacement can loosen resulting in pain symptoms. Please follow up with your orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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1 year old having a seizure? My daughter is 1 and has been having seizures for months, she's had a EEG done and results where normal, and for 3 weeks she didn't have one so i was happy, and just half an hour ago she had one i think . She was sitting j

1 year old having a seizure? My daughter is 1 and has been having seizures for months, she's had a EEG done and results where normal, and for 3 weeks she didn't have one so i was happy, and just half an hour ago she had one i think . She was sitting j

Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, this episode is also consistent with a "staring spell" or absence seizure. With the frequency of the seizures that you describe your daughter will most likely need to be started on a mediation. An eeg is a very sensitive test but does not always show epileptiform activity in between seizures. I would probably start your daughter on an anti-seizure medication to help prevent seizure activity. ...Read more

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I had sex with someone different a few days ago, since then I've had bladder/pelvic pain on a constant basis even though I used a condom?

I had sex with someone different a few days ago, since then I've had bladder/pelvic pain on a constant basis even though I used a condom?

Developing pain: so soon after intercourse suggests infection/prostatitis, but you did use a condom. This would seem unlikely, but probably worth checking out. More chronic pain might suggest some pelvic floor muscle dysfunction or problem. I would first see your doctor to have tests for urinary or prostate infection, and then go from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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My daughter has become senseless for a long time after taking anesthesia by a doctor during a small injury.3 Years have gone and she cannot walk.

My daughter has become senseless for a long time after taking anesthesia by a doctor during a small injury.3 Years have gone and she cannot walk.

Complex: First I wish your child recovery and wellness, you mentioned injury and anesthesia, but what was the nature of injury and what type of anesthesia? You need a good neurologist/neurosurgeon assessment and follow up, goodluck ...Read more

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I'm a zumba instructor and since i been giving clases I have always had knee problems is it normal? I give class every other day.

I'm a zumba instructor and since i been giving clases I have always had knee problems is it normal? I give class every other day.

No: Pain is never "normal". However, not all pain requires aggressive treatment. It may be best to manage conservatively if it is inflammatory. I would suggest seeing your doctor to find out why you have pain, & how best to manage it. ...Read more

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Has anyone gotten pregnant after a total hip replacement?

Has anyone gotten pregnant after  a total hip replacement?

Yes: Pregnancy is not an issue to worry about after a tha. I have had many patients get pregnant afterwards with no problems. ...Read more

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My daughter had a tummy tuck a year ago. She was just diagnosed with bc. If she has a double mastectomy, can she have successful reconstruction since ?

My daughter had a tummy tuck a year ago. She was just diagnosed with bc. If she has a double mastectomy, can she have successful reconstruction since ?

Yes: Having a tummy tuck does not interfere with breast reconstruction unless she wanted to use her abdominal tissue for the reconstruction. In most cases, tissue expander reconstruction would be performed. This gives excellent results with fast healing and normal resumption of her daily activities. ...Read more

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How long until i can run after having the brostrom procedure? I have been in a walking boot for 6 weeks and am just starting physical therapy.

How long until i can run after having the brostrom procedure? I have been in a walking boot for 6 weeks and am just starting physical therapy.

Ask your ORS: Obviously this is a question for your treating surgeon based on his own treatment guidelines and how well you do over the next few weeks w/pt . After modified brostrum reconstruction the earliest I have released patients to jogging is 3 months( not hard running or cutting sports). Work hard w/ your therapist and follow your treating surgeons' directions. Best of luck! ...Read more

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After a long run of 18 miles i started to feel a lite pain on back of knee. Should i be worry? I have a marathon in 3 weeks.

After a long run of 18 miles i started to feel a lite pain on back of  knee.  Should i be worry? I have a marathon in 3 weeks.

Back off: You should be starting your taper next week, so add a little recovery time now and test it out during shorter runs. Try to determine what you might have done differently that particular run ---terrain, speed, shoes, hydration, stride length, intervals, hills, sloped surface, etc. May be a one time thing, but this close to event, caution is best. Rest and recovery is critical at this time.Good Luck ...Read more

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Had a a&p one year ago jan.6, got bronchitis a week ago , a lot of coughing, since then have had vaginal pressure like before my surgery. Thank you?

Had a a&p one year ago jan.6, got bronchitis a week ago , a lot of coughing, since then have had vaginal pressure like before my surgery. 

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It doesn't: Necessarily mean the repair has failed. Make sure the pressure is not because of a uti. Even if u took antibiotics for the cough it wouldn't cover the bladder. Sometimes a UTI presents as pressure as opposed to pain on urination. ...Read more

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Soreness in both my ankles (limping) day after run 3 miles. Had MRI and rehab after twist a couple years ago. Doc said just a lot of junk in there.

Soreness in both my ankles (limping) day after run 3 miles.  Had MRI and rehab after twist a couple years ago. Doc said just a lot of junk in there.

Junk: Mabe the cause of your pain, likely referring to synovitis and osteochondral defects. Try nsaids and possible steroid injection into ankle or cleaned out with scope. ...Read more

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I have had a cramp in my left calf for over a week. I walk about 10 miles a week and keep hydrated.I had a discectomy about 6 months ago. ?

I have had a cramp in my left calf for over a week. I walk about 10 miles a week and keep hydrated.I had a discectomy about 6 months ago. ?

You may need: to get checked for a blood clot or muscle injury. Given the amount of activity you put your calves through, and hydration, I doubt it is from sedentary lifestyle or dehydration :) Go see a healthcare provider to get tests and if they are all negative, keep walking and being active!! I love it !! ...Read more

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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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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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Bunionectomy with a screw fixation?

Bunionectomy with a screw fixation?

Different procedures: There a several different type of bunion procedures. Some may require screw fixation while others may not. ...Read more

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What is the recovery period from a bunionectomy?

What is the recovery period from a bunionectomy?

AVERAGE OF 2 MONTHS: Bunion surgery usually fully heals in 6 to 8 weeks. That's usually an average. Most people heal in 4-6 weeks. A small percentage heat in the 12-14 week range. ...Read more

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Why is it advised not to get the screw out after bunionectomy?

Why is it advised not to get the screw out after bunionectomy?

Screw : There is no need to have the screw removed unless there is loosening, another procedure near the screw needs to be performed, allergic reaction or irritation. So have one less procedure by not having the screw removed. ...Read more

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What is the healing time for having screws removed from a bunionectomy?

What is the healing time for having screws removed from a bunionectomy?

If needed, 1-2 weeks: Usually they do not need to be removed, but if they are removed it should only be about 10 days to 2 weka back to regular shoes. You would be walking right away. ...Read more

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I had a bunionectomy yesterday and today and it hurts! 2 vicodin doesn't help. Is it okay to take 3 then?

I had a bunionectomy yesterday and today and it hurts! 2 vicodin doesn't help. Is it okay to take 3 then?

Discuss surgeon.: Consult with you doctor as to what is the maximum recommended amount of that medication in what period of time. You should not exceed the maximum recommended doses as there may be serious complications. ...Read more

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How well can your foot recover from a bunionectomy?

How well can your foot recover from a bunionectomy?

Recovery from surger: This depends on your overall health and diet and lifestyle. Optimizing healing comes from optimizing your immune system. Eat a properly balanced diet of whole grains, protein and essential, unsaturated fats. Reduce your stress. Drink plenty of water and follow all post-op instructions completely. ...Read more

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My doctor says the pain varies among individuals. For a bunionectomy, thoughts?

Not severe.: Unfortunately, yes, recovering from surgery can be painful, but the more you elevate after surgery, the less you swell, and the less you swell, the less you hurt. Your surgeon will give you a boot or shoe, and pain medication, too: don't worry, they're not out to torture you. We make sure you have the tools to be as comfortable as possible in the weeks after surgery! ...Read more

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I have bunion. Why would the podiatrist i visited say that i need a bunionectomy if i don't have a bunion, what to do?

Bunion or no bunion?: Do you have a bunion? If yes, then surgery for the correction of the deformity is recommended if its symptomatic. But first figure out if you have a bunion or not. ...Read more

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If I have a fever after a bunionectomy, should I call the doctor?

If I have a fever after a bunionectomy, should I call the doctor?

YES!!: You should definitely call your doctor if you have a fever after a bunionectomy. Often fever is a sign of infection. Don't delay! ...Read more

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