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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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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?

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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