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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.

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

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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How do you treat bunions in kids?

How do you treat bunions in kids?

Shoe is not growing: If bunions occurs in the kids foot is growing faster than the shoe (if it grows) by changing to bigger shoe will help. ...Read more

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How can you treat juvenile bunions?

How can you treat juvenile bunions?

Bunions: Juvenile bunions if not painful can be initially treat with custom orthotics. I would also wait till the growth centers fuse and mature before operating. Juvenike bunions also have higher recurrence rates due to their hyper mobility. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat your bunions?

What is the best way to treat your bunions?

Do you mean pain?: 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 more

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How can I treat (or possibly cure) a bunion?

Surgery: If your having bunion pain and can not find shoes that don't hurt, then surgical correction would be indicated. ...Read more

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What is a bunion? How do you treat it? Why are they so painful?

Bony deformity: A bunion is a bony bump on the joint at the base of your big toe. It happens when your big toe points toward your second toe. Things you can do to improve the pain are wear wide, low-heeled shoes, or special shoes designed to have extra space around the big toe. Do stretching exercises – this helps the toe and foot joints move better. Wear a bunion pad – this is a small cushion that keeps the big toe from rubbing against your shoe. You can also ice it after exercising, or take Ibuprofen or advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. ...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 thing you can do to treat hammer toes or bunions?

What is the best thing you can do to treat hammer toes or bunions?

Bunions: Bunions and hammertoes are progressive deformities that may result in pain, especially with shoe wear. Conservative options include using shoes with a wider and deeper toe box. Padding the areas may also provide relief. When these measures fail, consult with your foot and ankle surgeon who can discuss various options for surgical repair. ...Read more

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What kind of head is typically on screws which hold tissue into the bunion to keep the big toe straight?

What kind of head is typically on screws which hold tissue into the bunion to keep the big toe straight?

Hex: Interesting question. There are a number of manufacturers of the screws that we use in bone; and so there are a number of different screw drivers. That being said, the majority of screws have a hex head. ...Read more

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I have flat feet, bunions and overpronate. What kind of shoe do you recommend? I wear orthotics,

I have flat feet, bunions and overpronate. What kind of shoe do you recommend? I wear orthotics,

Does it hurt?: Do your feet hurt? YOu can try taking out orthotics. you may not need them. You can work on ankle strength and foot strength instead. Where are you located, I can recommend a doc? Or you can find me on concierge.

you want to see sports medicine. check out amssm. Org ...Read more

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Podiatry question: is there anything I can do, short of surgery, for big-toe-bunions? Please e-mail me if you are so kind as to answer this question: [email address removed by avvo]

Treating bunions: There is no conservative treatment that will correct a bunion--so called bunion correction splints may ease some symptoms but will not "train" the toe to go straight. Wider shoes, a toe spacer, and tube foam are the most common ways to treat the pain and discomfort. Try those things to see if you can put off surgery for a while (or avoid it altogether!). ...Read more

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Early degen. Changes 1st MTP joint w/ bunion formation. Considerable soft tissue swelling along dorsum of foot. Means? Told had arthritis, what kind?

Early degen. Changes 1st MTP joint w/ bunion formation. Considerable soft tissue swelling along dorsum of foot. Means? Told had arthritis, what kind?

DJD: If your doctor did not do any lab work and told you that you have arthritis he or she probably means osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease or "wear and tear" arthritis. This commonly occurs in conjunction with bunions and in the midfoot. ...Read more

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How can I cure or treat bunions? They are noy painful but look very not attractive. How long is treatment? And does a pain reliever helps?

How can I cure or treat bunions? They are noy painful but look very not attractive. How long is treatment? And does a pain reliever helps?

It depend: If the patient old or young. If he or she young and the bunion clear after the x-ray and some measument to the angle between 1 & 2 toe, I think should corrected surgicaly. I f the patient middle age and up if there not painfullwe could wait to do surgery.You could wear wide sheo, pain medicne help but how long you want to take it. The to do use recomenep sling and pads and anti-infamory medecation. ...Read more

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Which shoe type is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

Which shoe type is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

Shoe guide: Flat feet and bunions require wider shoes to accommodate the deformity. A rigid, stable shoe is best. No more than 2 inch heels because it puts too much pressure on bunions. More importantly, the shoes have to support the arch whether with built in inserts or store bought inserts. Sandals need to have built in arch supports as well. ...Read more

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I have have a foot deformity called metatarsus adductus and moderate bunions on both feet. What type of surgery for bunions is recommended?

I have have a foot deformity called metatarsus adductus and moderate bunions on both feet. What type of surgery for bunions is recommended?

Their are many: Procedures for bunions with met adductus vary for the individual. It depends on how much deformity there is, how much motion to 1st metatarsal or hypermobility is present and others so without seeing your x-rays and foot it is difficult to say. Seek second opinion if you are not comfortable with the 1st one. ...Read more

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What are bunions?

What are bunions?

Structural deformity: Bunions are a bony prominence. They are progressive, structural deformities. You can improve the symptoms with better shoes, but you can't improve the deformity. My rule of thumb: if the deformity bothers you on a regular basis or is limiting your activity, then surgery is an option to consider. See your foot specialist for evaluation and treatment discussion. Dr l. ...Read more

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Bunion (Definition)

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