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Rid Bunion Surgery
See below: There is no non-operative cure, but several things may alleviate symptoms and halt progression: wide, low healed shoes or custom made shoes; orthoses to improve support and alignment; night splinting to improve toe alignment, stretching to maintain joint mobility; bunion pads to decrease irritation; application of ice after activity to decrease inflammation; analgesics. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been told by a podiatrist that the only way i can permanently get rid of corns is to have bunion surgery. Is this true?
Had bunion surgery 2 days ago, was told 2 keep off my feet & elevate. I feel pain in my groin & back of knee. Should I be mobile 2 prevent clotting?
Not necessarily: You can be put on blood thinner to prevent clotting if your surgeon felt that your medical history had suggested that you have a tendency to clot after the surgery. The pain you are talking about could be due to the surgery but it also could be due to blood clot in your leg . I would bring it to the surgeon attention a doppler ultrasound of the affected leg can be done to rule that out. ...Read more
Stiffness scarring: No surgery is without risks or possible complications. With bunion surgery, possible complications include: infection, scarring, joint stiffness, transfer soreness to the second metatarsal, prolonged swelling and some recurrence of the deformity. Follow dr's instructions is usually the best advice to limit possible complications. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See below: It is not recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rest and relax: Depending on the procedure you may be able to walk after the surgery, but keep it at a minimum. The amount of pain following bunion surgery may vary depending on how well you take care of your foot following the surgery. Immediately after surgery your best bet would be to rest and elevate your feet. Post operative pain will be less if you limit the swelling by elevating the feet. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Assuming that the: Surgery was on the right foot and involved an osteotomy, I have 2 requirements: 1. A minimum of 6-8 weeks have passed after surgery, normal healing time for broken bones. 2. After the 6-8 weeks, I have my patients sit in their car at home and simulate jamming on the brake as if they have to stop in an emergency. When they can do that without flinching, driving is ok. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tailor's Bunion: Basically this sounds like a tailor's bunion or 'bunionette.' you can stretch your shoes, wear paddings over it, take pills to mask the pain, or have it surgically corrected. After a surgical correction, the symptoms should diminish and eventually go away. Be patient with the bone surgery healing process, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Time : After an injury to a nerve, if it is not cut, it Gerald regenerates or heals at s rare of 1 mm/day or 1 inch a month. Depending on how long ago your surgery was, it may just take more time or it may always remain numb. There can be some growth of nerves unaffected by the surgery that can arborize or fill in the gap to a degree. ...Read more