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Big Toe Pain (Definition)

A description of a discomforting feeling in or around the area of the big or great toe. This pain may sometimes be accompanied with swelling, redness or ...Read more


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Bunion on right ft. Doc said too small to remove & to let it be. When I step out of bed I cant stand due to pain that feels like a strain, normal?

Bunion on right ft. Doc said too small to remove & to let it be. When I step out of bed I cant stand due to pain that feels like a strain, normal?

Not normal : Bunions can be pain-free and need no treatment while pain associated with bunions can be from arthritis of the first MTP joint or ligament pain. There are numerous nonsurgical treatments including bunion splints, toe spacers, rehab exercises, footwear changes, anti-inflammatories and injections. ...Read more

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Do doctors use anesthesia for bunion surgery?

Do doctors use anesthesia for bunion surgery?

Yes: Most bunion surgeries are done with ankle nerve blocks, other options are available as epidural, spinal or general anesthesia. Choice depends on many factors. Your anesthesiologist is your best guide. ...Read more

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Can a doctor say surgery on bunion is not necessay even though i want it done.

Can a doctor say surgery on bunion is not necessay even though i want it done.

No indication, yes: Every bunion do not need surgery , most of the time treated with proper shoes , and by correction of posture , so surgery is not the first choice. If it is painful , unable to wear the shoes, shape of foot is bothering you take a second opinion , go to a pediatric . Or orthopedic surgeon who performs the surgery frequently , recommended by friends and family ( including your primary care doctor ). ...Read more

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I've got a bunion on each of my foot and really want to get itthe average foot doctors will charge for bunion foot removal?

I've got a bunion on each of my foot and really want to get itthe average foot doctors will charge for bunion foot removal?

Also: To add to dr. Creighton's answer, fees tend to be dependent on area. A park avenue (nyc) bunionectomy is way more expensive than, say, a mobile alabama bunionectomy. If there is a teaching hospital near you, they may be able to offer you a good deal, since the residents are looking for cases in such places. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what do podiatrists do for bunions and hammertoes?

Need doctor's help! what do podiatrists do for bunions and hammertoes?

Fix them: Hammer toes get straightened out as do bunions. With a bunion, generally the bunion gets cut off and the metatarsal bone and great toe get straightened out. ...Read more

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Doc says bunion not worth surgery, maybe in 10 yrs if gets worse. But I feel pain when I walk & at times pain feels like a strain, cant step on foot?

Doc says bunion not  worth surgery, maybe in 10 yrs if gets worse. But I feel pain when I walk & at times pain feels like a strain, cant step on foot?

Injection: As a rheumatologist, I have injected the big toe which can reduce pain for a period of time. Orthotics or special inserts could be made to take the pressure off the bunion. If those do not work then getting a second surgical opinion may be helpful since you should not have to wait 10 years if something could be fixed now. Good luck ...Read more

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What prescription will the doctor probably give me for having bunion surgery for my dislocated joint in my foot?

Medication : I use post operative medication in the narcotic class for the first few days. I do not use nsaids until the surgical site is healed (not the bone) as these can mask cardinal signs of infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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My mothers foot big toe hurts - there are foot vessel occlusion - big toe pain hurts so bad i can not sleep - doctors said the report 'dorsalis pedis'?

My mothers foot big toe hurts - there are foot vessel occlusion - big toe pain hurts so bad i can not sleep - doctors said the report 'dorsalis pedis'?

See below: If they are showing an occlusion of the dorsalis pedis blood vessel then they should recommend treatment or referral to a vascular doctor for surgery or treatment for embolic disease. The pain is due probably due to lack of blood flow. ...Read more

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Hi! Which kind of orthotics are most efective for bunions? Is there any brand/product you would recommend? Best Regards! Ruca.

Brands: suspect that one or more of the podiatrist will give you input about what to look for to help with the bunions. But regarding brands - Healthtap doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Take care. ...Read more

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What type of cute shoes can people with bad bunions wear?

What type of cute shoes can people with bad bunions wear?

Mostly none: There are two absolutes I have learned in life: food- if it tastes really good, don't eat too much of it, and shoes- if it is cute and omg it is not good for your feet, let alone when bunions are present. Unfortunately, there is an inverse relationship in shoe style and comfort in the eyes of most women. Sorry! ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove bunions, callous, and corns surgically? And generally, how much would it cost?

There are many : Different types of bunion surgery. The choice of procedure depends on many factors including how bad a deformity is present and the patients expectations for rehab. Corns and callouses could be trimmed. Again, depending on where they are located surgical procedures can be performed to eliminate them permenantly. Get a podiatric consultation. ...Read more

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How to remove bunions by the big toe?

Many options but : Surgery is the only way to get rid of a bunion. There are non surgical ways to ease the pain though. ...Read more

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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 is a way to remove bunions without having massive surgery?

What is a way to remove bunions without having massive surgery?

Surgery: Is only way to remove structural deformity. However, there are other possible treatments to attempt to alleviate symptoms. Discuss with podiatrist. ...Read more

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How to remove a bunion on my foot without surgery?

You really can't....: Bunions are a bony deformity and can't really be corrected without surgery. ...Read more

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Bunion (Definition)

The increased growth of bone on the side of ...Read more