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What Can I Try Or Do To Stop The Pain On My Bunions
Bunions: what's best way prevent from gettin worse & best way stop/ease pain? Dose wearing a brace help? If so, how long/often do I need wear it?
Bunion: Studies have shown orthotics do not prevent bunions. Custom inserts help restrict excessive motion or off load painful areas of the foot. They do not prevent bunions from growing. Sorry. Bunions are most genetic (recent framington study out of england). Best way to stop pain is wider shoes and antiinflammatory meds. Hope this is informative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good shoes/supports: Bunions are structural deformities secondary to abnormal foot function. These are progressive deformities. They don't get better, they only get worse. The best you can do is to slow down the progression of the deformity. Good shoes and supports help. You may want to consider custom orthotics. Discuss options with your foot care specialists. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Big bunions: Bunions are bony deformities of the first or fifth metatarsals in the feet. Bunions are mainly genetic in origin and can begin to grow as a teenager. Exercises of the great toe joint can help. Corrective orthotics can be made and worn in shoes for daily use. Eventually a corrective bunionectomy can be done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a bunion on my left foot. I don't want to have surgery and am using a splint at night. Is there anything else I can do to try to correct it?
Grin and bear it: There is no way to correct a bunion without surgery; all you can do is treat the symptoms. That being said a bunion splint may take some of the stretch out of the joint and relieve tenderness and ice is often helpful. But don't fool yourself. A bunion is a structural mal-alignment of bones and you cannot tape, splint, brace, massage, support or hope it away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See the podiatrist: See the podiatrist. Question: does it hurt and does it impact your daily activity? Conservative treatments focus on getting rid of the irritation at the bunion that cause the joint inflammation at the site. Topical, oral and injectable medications, orthotics and shoes may be used. If surgery is needed, procedures depend on the severity of the deformity. Individual assessment is key! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There are a variety: Non surgical treatment can address the symptoms of the bunion defromity, but will not correct the deformity. Conservative care consists of wider, more comfortable shoe gear with good support. Custom orthotics are very useful in controlling abnormal foot function, which allows the bunion to progress. Padding can help. Surgical intervention is many times the end treatment. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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