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How To Prevent Bunions From Getting Worse
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Bunion prevention: Wear footwear with adequate space for toes; thus avoid pointed toed shoes which press the toes (especially the big one) out of line. Also, avoid high heels as often as possible as they put all the body weight on the base of toes/heads of the metatarsals & squeeze the toes together in those pointy shoes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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