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How Long Should Bunions Last
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All depends on the: Procedure and how you are healing. This should be explained/discussed by your surgeon. Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I had bunion surgery in 2006, two pins were inserted that now need to be removed. How long will the recovery process be and what can I expect?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been diagnosed with bunions and very flat feet, any correlation between these two? Should I continue exercising? Any long term effects?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers