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How to prevent bunions from getting worse?

How to prevent bunions from getting worse?

Difficult: Bunion are progressive deformities, they always get worse. Improving foot function with good shoes and support can slow down the process. Dr l. ...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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Bunions: what helps ease pain? What caused it? What can I do to prevent it from getting worse? Does wear brace help & how often/time do I wear it?

Bunions: what helps ease pain? What caused it? What can I do to prevent it from getting worse? Does wear brace help & how often/time do I wear it?

Family history: Bunions tend to run in families and brace may give temporary relief with wider shoes. Nothing will stop it from forming but it is a slow progression of the first metatarsal shifting medial. Orthotics may slow the progression. Talk to your foot specialist. ...Read more

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Looking for a podiatrist/orthopedic specialist advice. Does a foot splint for the big toe get rid of mild bunions or prevent it from becoming worse?

Looking for a podiatrist/orthopedic specialist advice. Does a foot splint for the big toe get rid of mild bunions or prevent it from becoming worse?

Unlikely: 'splints' for hallux vagus deformity and bunions have little effect on natural history or progression . Bunion pads, wider shoes , nsaids may help.Deforming forces which result in hv often progress. See an ors w/ foot/ankle fellowship training or your local orthopedist.Best of luck! ...Read more

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How can I help prevent bunions?

How can I help prevent bunions?

Can only slow down: There is no way to completely prevent bunions from developing. They are secondary to foot structure and function. The deformity gradually progresses over time due to wear and tear. The best you can do is slow down the progression. Good shoes and supports that will improve foot function are the best treatment. Custom orthotics are an additional option. Discuss with your foot care specialists. Dr l. ...Read more

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How are bunions made and how do you prevent them'?

How are bunions made and how do you prevent them'?

Several things: There is no great way to prevent bunions except to wear a proper fitting shoe that does not press on the toe. Bunions are technically increased bone growth often due to irritation and pressure. ...Read more

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How can I prevent bunions on my feet?

How can I prevent bunions on my feet?

No real way: Unfortunately their is no real prevention. Wearing proper fitting shoes that do not press on the toes will help. ...Read more

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Wearing orthotics round the clock, would that prevent bunions from growing?

Wearing orthotics round the clock, would that prevent bunions from growing?

Bunion surgery.: Unfortunately, there are no braces or exercises to get rid of a bunion. If you elect to have it surgically removed, there are several ways your surgeon could go about it. Depending on the angle of your bones (you'll need an x-ray), there are many different procedures to choose from to correct your foot. Orthotics may help, but won't prevent bunions entirely if you're genetically predisposed. ...Read more

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What is a way to help bunions, or a way to prevent them from getting bigger?

What is a way to help bunions, or a way to prevent them from getting bigger?

Bunion : Bunions are biomechanical so a biomechanical solution is in order. See your podiatrist for custom orthotics - these slow formation but cannot reverse or completely stop the progression. ...Read more

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Bunions: which shoes prevent them?

None: There are no shoes available to prevent a bunion from forming. A bunion is usually due to a biomechaical imbalance in the foot leading to a bunion deformity. A(n) custom orthotic may be of help in controlling the deforming forces leading to a bunion. Once you have developed a bunion the only way to alleviate the bunion is surgical management if it becomes problematic. ...Read more

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Is it true that wearing vibram five fingers may help to prevent the formation of bunions?

Shoes made: By vibram company , called 'vibram five fingers bare foot shoes , you already has painful bunion , best thing you can do is to see your pediatric physician and get treated. If you walked all your life bare foot you will never get bunions, now it is too late , you need treatment not prevention. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent my feet from getting bunions?

Good luck!: Prevention options include the use of bunion toe spacers, strapping, orthoces, and use of more comfortable shoes. ...Read more

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Do you have any tips so my bunions won't get worse?

Do you have any tips so my bunions won't get worse?

You can only slow it: Bunions are progressive deformities. Unfortunately, they only get worse, they don't get better. You can improve symptoms and slow down the progression with good shoes and supports. Improving the function of the foot will decrease the wear and tear. See your foot specialist for more information. Dr l. ...Read more

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I have bunions and its startiing to get worse. How do I stop it early?

Surgery: There is no was to stop bunion progression, if you have flat feet orthotics can slow the progression but not stop it. ...Read more

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Walk brisky and developed or it got worse bunion on left foot. Should i keep walking? Bunion hurts and don't want it to get worse. Right foot ok.

Walk brisky and developed or it got worse bunion on left foot. Should i keep walking? Bunion hurts and don't want it to get worse. Right foot ok.

A bunion getting: Worse secondary to a brisk walk is usually a shoe gear problem. The shoe is rubbing on the bunion. Try and wear a shoe that accommadates the bunion well or wear one of the various bunion shields they sell. ...Read more

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Is there any possible way that using goodnight bunion could only make my bunion worse?

NO, BUT......: It won't make it worse, but the deformity could progress in spite of using the splint. That would make you think the splint made it worse, but it would have developed, splint or not. ...Read more

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What happens when you get surgery on your bunions?

What happens when you get surgery on your bunions?

Bunion surgery.: There are no braces or exercises to get rid of a bunion. If you have it surgically removed, there are several ways your surgeon could go about it. Depending on the angle of your bones (you'll need an x-ray), there are many different procedures to correct your foot. Some involve bone cuts and screws. You'll be swollen for several weeks, but the post-op pain does not last that long. ...Read more

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