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How long will an irritated bunion last?

How long will an irritated bunion last?

Could be for a while: Bunions are structural deformities. You can decrease irritation by removing shoe pressure, icing and antiinflammatories. If symptoms persists, then you may need to consider surgical options. Discuss with your foot specialist. Dr l. Read more

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How long does numbness last after bunion surgery?

Few weeks: Numbness can last from a few weeks to a few months. There are times when it can last forever depending on whether there was a complication. Read more

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How long does it take for bunions to form?

How long does it take for bunions to form?

It varies.: Bunions usually can be seen in your 20s but often don't start to hurt for a decade or two later... As do most aches and pains. This will also depend on activity and shoe wear. Having said that, I have treated teenagers with painful bunions as well. Injuries to the foot can accelerate formation, but this will generally be seen on one foot only. Read more

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What happens after bunion pins are removed? How long is recovery?

What happens after bunion pins are removed? How long is recovery?

All depends on the: Procedure and how you are healing. This should be explained/discussed by your surgeon. Read more

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How long after bunion surgery do I use crutches?

How long after bunion surgery do I use crutches?

Depends.: Depending on your procedure, you may be able to bear weight after surgery, or you may be non-weight-bearing for several weeks after. Ask your surgeon how severe your bunion is, and how aggressive a procedure you need. More aggressive procedures require non-weight-bearing afterward on crutches. Read more

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How long I can't wear heels after bunion removal?

Dessert shoes.: As a rule, you should wear supportive shoes. High heels do not fall into that category. It's the same principle as nutrition: you can't eat chocolate cake all day long, but if you maintain a healthy, nutritious diet, you can splurge on dessert. If you wear supportive shoes all day, you can wear heels to an event or out with friends for a finite amount of time. Ultimately, ask your surgeon! Read more

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How long after bunion surgery can I return to driving?

How long after bunion surgery can I return to driving?

Assuming that the: Surgery was on the right foot and involved an osteotomy, I have 2 requirements:

1. A minimum of 6-8 weeks have passed after surgery, normal healing time for broken bones.

2. After the 6-8 weeks, I have my patients sit in their car at home and simulate jamming on the brake as if they have to stop in an emergency. When they can do that without flinching, driving is ok. Read more

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How long does it take to be able to walk or drive a vehicle after bunion surgery?

How long does it take to be able to walk or drive a vehicle after bunion surgery?

It depends: Certainly, if the bunion surgery was on your left foot (and you drive an automatic transmission), you can drive almost immediately. The anesthesia has to clear your system and you should not be driving while taking pain meds. If it is your right foot, it depends on the procedure. Usually, I allow my patients to drive about 10 days post-op. It does vary patient to patient. No recreational walking. Read more

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How long are the fixation screws supposed to be in after having bunion removal surgery?

How long are the fixation screws supposed to be in after having bunion removal surgery?

Can Stay: Internal fixation screws can stay in place indefinitely assuming they are not causing any problems. Rarely if there is pain from the hardware the screws can be removed. Read more

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Bunions: what's best way prevent from gettin worse & best way stop/ease pain? Dose wearing a brace help? If so, how long/often do I need wear it?

Bunions: what's best way prevent from gettin worse & best way stop/ease pain? Dose wearing a brace help? If so, how long/often do I need wear it?

Bunion: Studies have shown orthotics do not prevent bunions. Custom inserts help restrict excessive motion or off load painful areas of the foot. They do not prevent bunions from growing. Sorry. Bunions are most genetic (recent framington study out of england). Best way to stop pain is wider shoes and antiinflammatory meds. Hope this is informative. Read more

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How can I cure or treat bunions? They are noy painful but look very not attractive. How long is treatment? And does a pain reliever helps?

How can I cure or treat bunions? They are noy painful but look very not attractive. How long is treatment? And does a pain reliever helps?

It depend: If the patient old or young. If he or she young and the bunion clear after the x-ray and some measument to the angle between 1 & 2 toe, I think should corrected surgicaly. I f the patient middle age and up if there not painfullwe could wait to do surgery.You could wear wide sheo, pain medicne help but how long you want to take it. The to do use recomenep sling and pads and anti-infamory medecation. Read more

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I do 2 hours of cardio a day and having bunion op soon! How long after surgery before I can use non-weight bearing seated bike & machines? Thanks

Months: It actually depends on the type of bunion surgery that you are having. Just a simple bunionectomy may allow you to return to some of these activities in a month. However, most likely you will be several months from resuming such a rigorous schedule. Read more

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I have had bunion surgery. I had a cast for six weeks. The cast is off. I would like to know how long will I take till I can put a regular shoe on. I?

I have had bunion surgery. I had a cast for six weeks. The cast is off. I would like to know how long will I take till I can put a regular shoe on. I?

Healing times vary: Each individual has a different healing time. You will be ready to go back to a regular shoe when your foot is ready and the swelling is at a minimal. It also depends on the type of procedure performed as some procedures require extended periods of immobilization. Read more

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How long can it take for a metatarsal sprain bunion caused by injury and hallux rigidus to heal?

How long can it take for a metatarsal sprain bunion caused by injury and hallux rigidus to heal?

Sprains: Since sprains are injury to ligaments and ligaments do not have direct arterial blood blow, they do heal rather slowly. Going for pt and immobilizing the foot is appropriate. Expect 6 or more weeks of care. Read more

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How long would it take for feet to heal after getting bunion surgery? Can you work a kitchen job after?

How long would it take for feet to heal after getting bunion surgery? Can you work a kitchen job after?

Depends: There r many types of bunion surgery. Some only remove the bump & they get u up & 2 work fast. Some cut & reposition bones & they take longer since the bone must heal.@ 23 u should heal bone fast as long as u have no decreased blood supply 4 some reason. Simple takes 2-4 weeks, osteotomy takes longer, from 8-12 wks 2 recover fully if all goes well this image needs osteotomy. Read more

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I have been diagnosed with bunions and very flat feet, any correlation between these two? Should I continue exercising? Any long term effects?

Yes: Flat feet can cause foot instability that can lead to bunions and hammer toes and other foot and ankle conditions. I would advise a good custom orthotic prior to long term high impact exercise. Read more

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For the last week I've had pain in my right big toe and surrounding area, like a bunion. My big toe feels cold and numb at times. Any suggestions?

For the last week I've had pain in my right big toe and surrounding area, like a bunion. My big toe feels cold and numb at times. Any suggestions?

Do you have back: Issues? Sometimes a pinned nerve in the back can cause these symptoms. Look to see if the toe feels cold or is actually cold...... Read more

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Bought gel toe alignment separator to help rid of a bunion forming. So far pain is gone when I wear it. How long til I see improvement? Will it go awa

Bought gel toe alignment separator to help rid of a bunion forming. So far pain is gone when I wear it. How long til I see improvement? Will it go awa

No: Bunion deformity is bony abnormality that is causes by muscle imbalance and develops over time. The only way to "manage" bunion deformity is surgery. The bone need to be realigned and no separator or aligning splint will achieve this. It may help with the pain and other symptoms but it will not correct it. I do recommend you wearing the splint if that makes you feel better. Read more

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I have a bony protrusion on my right foot, directly below my bunion. It doesn't hurt but seems to have gotten bigger in the last 6 months. What could it be?

Bigger bunion: Bunions can be a progressive deformity, causing misalignment of the big toe, and the bump enlarging and bowing out to the side and bottom side corner. Small bones call sesamoids can mistrack, causing more pronounced symptoms as well as enlargement. See a podiatrist or orthopedic foot surgeon, get an x-ray and discuss your treatment options. Read more

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