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What are the best ways to get rid of bunions without surgery?

What are the best ways to get rid of bunions without surgery?

Other options: There is no way to get rid of hallux valgus without surgery, but pain can be controlled with shoegear change, orthotics, pads. There are many options when doing surgery, and methods improve. Please consult a podiatrist to evaluate. ...Read more

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Can I get rid of a bunion without surgery?

Can I get rid of a bunion without surgery?

No: There are ways to accommodate the deformity or reduce pain (wider shoes, padding, stretching, etc); however, the bunion deformity itself can not be fixed non-surgically. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of a bunion without surgery?

Can you get rid of a bunion without surgery?

Nice thought.: If you ever find a certifiable way of removing bunions without surgery, let me know. We can patent the process and make a ton of money while helping millions of people. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bunion! How do I get rid of it without surgery?

What to do if I have a bunion! How do I get rid of it without 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 more

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I had a bunion surgery. Which exercise is best for getting rid of stiffness?

Stiffness: The very best thing to do is see your surgeon. None of us know what type of bunion surgery you had or when it was done as none of that info was presented. ...Read more

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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?

Corns: Well the usually way to permanently rid of a corn is to remove the bony prominence. In some instances a proper offloading orthotic will reduce the corn and pain that surgery can be delayed or no longer needed. ...Read more

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Are you awake for bunion surgery?

Bunion surgery: I do not recommend being awake

You can either have general or IV sedation with local block. ...Read more

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What happens during bunions surgery?

Surgical fracture: In most bunion procedures the 1st metatarsal is broken and realigned with screws or pins.
Visit www.Eastpennfoot. Com for more information and request a copy our bunion report. ...Read more

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Bunion surgery --- what are some risks I should be aware of?

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 more

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How will bunion surgery affect my dancing?

8-12 weeks to heal: It wil take 8-12 weeks to heal and could be several months before returning to pre-surgery dance level. It may improve your dancing if the bunions were painful prior to surgery. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling after bunion surgery?

Bunion swelling: Reduce swelling with ice, elevation, rest, and non weight bearing. ...Read more

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I have a tailors bunion, is surgery required?

Depends: Depends on if you have tried conservative treatments like padding, wider shoes, injections, nsaids etc. In you have tried everything then surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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How long does numbness last after bunion surgery?

Few weeks: Numbness can last from a few weeks to a few months. There are times when it can last forever depending on whether there was a complication. ...Read more

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Is it possible to walk right after a bunion surgery?

Is it possible to walk right after a bunion surgery?

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 more

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How long after bunion surgery can I return to driving?

How long after bunion surgery can I return to driving?

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 more

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After surgery on tailor bunion will the symptoms go away?

After surgery on tailor bunion will the symptoms go away?

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 more

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What can I do to relieve the numbness after bunion surgery?

What can I do to relieve the numbness after bunion surgery?

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

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If I have a tailors bunion, when will I have to get surgery?

Tailors bunion: Surgery is indicated if you have pain and life style changes as a result of the tailors bunion. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about tailor's bunions and surgery for them?

Can you tell me about tailor's bunions and surgery for them?

Have it evaluated: Conservative options include the use of toe spacers, strapping, orthoces, and use of more comfortable shoes. If you do not have significant relief of pain surgical management is also an option. Surgery should be considered if you have exhausted your conservative options. ...Read more

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I have bunion surgery a year ago — take screws out, what to do?

I have bunion surgery a year ago — take screws out, what to do?

Usually not needed: Usually screws are left in unless they are causing you discomfort or your surgeon has a good reason for doing so. Discuss with your surgeon. Dr L ...Read more

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I am going to have an operation on bunion. I work standing all day. Would I go back to work right away. After surgery?

No: After bunion surgery you should not be standing for long periods of time or sitting with your feet hanging down. This will cause you to swell more and take longer to heal. It will also increase the amount of pain you would experience post op. ...Read more

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I am a male I have a small bunion is it okay to wait until the end of my school year to undergo surgery it isn't severe? Year just started

I am a male I have a small bunion is it okay to wait until the end of my school year to undergo surgery it isn't severe? Year just started

YES: Yes, it's ok to wait. I would advise seeing a podiatrist to discuss your options, surgical and non-surgical. Go to abfas.org to find a board certified podiatrist in your area. ...Read more

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I had bunion surgery in 2006, two pins were inserted that now need to be removed. How long will the recovery process be and what can I expect?

Short recovery: If the surgery has healed and simply the pins need removing, this should be an outpatient procedure and full recovery in weeks. ...Read more

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Thinking about getting bunion surgery the pain gets so bad @ times I can barely stand or walk. Have already had it looked at. What can I expect?

Thinking about getting bunion surgery the pain gets so bad @ times I can barely stand or walk. Have already had it looked at.  What can I expect?

Painful bunion: Bunion surgery has become very refined.
Day surgery. Local with sedation or general anesthesia. Small incisions, and frequently with absorbable pins for an austin osteotomy.
Not as painful as years ago. One week off the foot around the house. A surgical shoe for 4 weeks. Slowly increased ambulation. Physical therapy begins usually in 3 weeks. The x-ray determines the type of bunionectomy to perfo. ...Read more

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What is involved with bunion surgery?

Proper planning: Bunion surgery has a good record of success when the correct procedure is chosen. Don't compromise results for convenience. Depending on the severity of deformity, bones may need to be cut, straightened and screws or other fixation used, usually in an outpatient setting. Post-op disability depends on the procedure. A board certified podiatric surgeon can discuss your options further. ...Read more

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How much it cost for bunions surgery?

Cost : The cost varies not only form procedure to procedure but from one insurance company to another. ...Read more

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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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Could you tell me about bunion surgery?

Could you tell me about bunion surgery?

Select right surgeon: Most surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis under IV sedation. The type of Bunion surgery depends on a variety of factors: severity of deformity, quality of the joint, patient health, etc. most can weightbear immediately in a special shoe/boot. Most will be back in a shoe in 4-6 weeks. Will have some swelling for 4-5 months. Visit ACFAS.org to find surgeon near you. Dr L ...Read more

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