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Are operations normal for getting rid of bunions?

Are operations normal for getting rid of bunions?

Yes: Surgery is the only way to correct bunions. Here are some ways to prevent your bunion from getting worse. Wear proper fitting shoes, wear custom orthotics, and avoid high heels with narrow toe boxes. For more information visit eastpennfoot.Com and request our bunoin report. ...Read more

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After bunion surgery i just started wearing my normal after a while it starts to hurt sometimes a lot. Is that normal?

After bunion surgery i just started wearing my  normal after a while it starts  to hurt  sometimes a lot. Is that normal?

Not Unusual: it is not uncommon to have some swelling and discomfort for 4-5 months post surgery. Usually you need to start with wider, softer shoe with a thick sole such as a good running shoe. Do not wear shoes that are tight or uncomfortable. It is usually okay to stay in your surgical shoe or cast boot a little longer if shoes are not comfortable. Discuss with your surgeon. Dr L ...Read more

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What can I do to help bunion pain and is knee pain normal?

Pain : Pain is not normal. Many different treatment options are available for both bunion and knee pain. See podiatrist for bunion and orthopedic for knee pain. ...Read more

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I still have a lot of pain after bunion surgery (11 mos) and a repositioning of the first metatarsal. Normal?

Not at all: If you are still having pain 11 months after bunion surgery you need to have further evaluation. Conditions such as nonunion of the bone, osteomyelitis(bone infection), avascular necrosis (avn where the bone has lost vascularization and dies). If your original surgeon is not trying to find the reason for you pain, seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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I had bunion surgery on both feet at the same time 6 months ago and i still have a lot of pain is this normal?

I had bunion surgery on both feet at the same time 6 months ago and i still have a lot of pain is this normal?

Preferable not to : Have the pain. Since, we do not see your foot or x-rays the advice would be to discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I ad bunion surgery on my right foot thusday march 6. It is extremely painful. I evate ny toot is this normal?

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I ad bunion surgery on my right foot thusday march 6. It is extremely painful. I evate ny toot is this normal?

Yes, it can be ...: Although expecting postoperative pain, it is okay as long as the pain is slowly and surely getting better without local undue swelling and redness. Meanwhile, keep the surgical site immobilized with splint under surgeon's supervision. Any doubt? Go to see your surgeon timely. Besides, let practicing healthy lifestyle and avoiding overindulgence and obsession rule our life so to live a long life. ...Read more

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Will i walk normally after a toe realignment? If I have a toe realignment surgery for a bunion, will i be able to walk normally afterwards? .

Will i walk normally after a toe realignment? If I have a toe realignment surgery for a bunion, will i be able to walk normally afterwards?

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You should....: You can reasonably expect to walk normally after bunion surgery. Don't rush things and listen to the post-op instructions given by your surgeon. ...Read more

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6wks pst op bunion removed & screw in big toe, wires in 2 toes. Plaster & wires removed 2 days ago. The big toe is sticking up is this normal?

6wks pst op bunion removed & screw in big toe, wires in 2 toes. Plaster & wires removed 2 days ago. The big toe is sticking up is this normal?

Have it evaluated.: The position of the big toe immediately following cast, pin, and bandage removal is not necessarily reflect its final position after you have regained strength and mobility following the postoperative and rehabilitation period. For some procedures, the big toe may be purposely fused in a slightly elevated position and you may not be use to that. Consult with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Bunion on right ft. Doc said too small to remove & to let it be. When I step out of bed I cant stand due to pain that feels like a strain, normal?

Not normal : Bunions can be pain-free and need no treatment while pain associated with bunions can be from arthritis of the first MTP joint or ligament pain. There are numerous nonsurgical treatments including bunion splints, toe spacers, rehab exercises, footwear changes, anti-inflammatories and injections. ...Read more

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I'm 31 days post op. Bunion removal & pipj fusion of second toe, pin in second toe is a little loose & moves up/down turns sideways. Is this normal?

Not abnormal: It is not unusual for the pin, which is usually a "K-wire" to feel slightly loose. The "K-wire" is usually smooth and not threaded like a screw (though there are threaded K wires). As a result, it can feel loose. I encourage all post operative patients to seek the advice of the surgeon who performed the procedure(s). Your surgeon has the ability to evaluate your foot and the X-rays. ...Read more

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