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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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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Bunion (Definition)

A true bunion is the increased growth of bone on the side of ...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?

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

High heels: Everyone heals at a different rate so impossible to answer. Also depends on what procedure you had, how much swelling and range of motion. Talk to your doc to give you a estimate. ...Read more

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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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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?

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?

Short recovery: If the surgery has healed and simply the pins need removing, this should be an outpatient procedure and full recovery in weeks. ...Read more

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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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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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