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Need To Bunions
Pain/function/shoes: If you have prolonged pain, limited function or the inability to participate in activities you enjoy or work you do, cannot wear shoes that you want/need to are common reasons. You may want to try some form of conservative care first to see if this can prevent surgery. Howver, the only way to correct the deformity is with surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My doctor says that i need to have the bunions removed from the side of my feet is this a painful procedure?
Structural deformity: Bunions are a bony prominence. They are progressive, structural deformities. You can improve the symptoms with better shoes, but you can't improve the deformity. My rule of thumb: if the deformity bothers you on a regular basis or is limiting your activity, then surgery is an option to consider. See your foot specialist for evaluation and treatment discussion. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pressure on the bump: Bunions don't always hurt. They often become painful for several reasons. First, the prominence of the bump may rub against shoewear and can cause either acute (sudden) or chronic (longstanding) irritation. Second, in many cases the joint has shifted partway out of socket and that can cause pain. There is also a nerve that runs over the area that can become stretched because of the deformity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many ways: The tendency to develop bunions is hereditary. Often poor biomechanical foot support can lead to malalignments and bunion deformity. Additional causes are excessively tight shoes, trauma, various neurological or developmental conditions. Weaing well fitting supportive shoes and orthotics can prevent progression of deformity. Surgery may be necessary in many cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If it is not painful: Simply leave it alone. If it hurts then there is conservative treatmenine which consists of smart shoe selection. Or, have it fixed surgically. There are different types of ways to fix it surgically and that would depend on the presentation. If you so desire to fix it, a podiatrist or orthopod can happily review surgical options with you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers