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How do I know if I need bunion surgery?

How do I know if I need bunion surgery?

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 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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I need good shoes for bunions. Are there such shoes?

I need good shoes for bunions.  Are there such shoes?

Straight last Shoe: In general, try a straight last shoe with a rigid counter and soft, seamless, supple, stretchable upper. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need to remove the small bunion on my big toe?

How do I know if I need to remove the small bunion on my big toe?

Symptoms? : Are there any symptoms or other deformities present. Is it interfering with shoe fitting and function. Have you tried any conservative care such as padding or chang in shoes. See a podiatrist to nevaluate and discuss. ...Read more

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What are bunions?

What are bunions?

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 more

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Why do bunions hurt?

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 more

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How are bunions formed?

How are bunions formed?

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 more

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I may have a bunion! help!?

See a foot doctor: A foot doctor could properly examine and determine the measures to either correct the bunion if it is there, or to advise you on avoiding its progression. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bunion?

X-ray: Clinical exam and an x-ray willbe able to determine if you have a bunion. ...Read more

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What can be done for a bunion?

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 more

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