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Could bunions (tailor's bunion/ bunionette) heal?

9 doctors weighed in
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

To say something can heal implies a wound.
The tailor bunion is a deformity and when painful, that is a symptom. Neither will "heal". If pressure is removed, the symptoms may resolve. The boney deformity will not go away. If it continues to be painful after conservative treatment fails, consider surgical correction.

In brief: No

To say something can heal implies a wound.
The tailor bunion is a deformity and when painful, that is a symptom. Neither will "heal". If pressure is removed, the symptoms may resolve. The boney deformity will not go away. If it continues to be painful after conservative treatment fails, consider surgical correction.
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: A tailors bunion

Is a projection of bone sticking out.
Hence, it is a structural deformity that can only go away with removal of the bump. However, pain or inflammation in that region can go away as long as there is no friction rubbing against it. Therefore, treatment options are change the shoes, pad the bunion or surgically have it fixed.

In brief: A tailors bunion

Is a projection of bone sticking out.
Hence, it is a structural deformity that can only go away with removal of the bump. However, pain or inflammation in that region can go away as long as there is no friction rubbing against it. Therefore, treatment options are change the shoes, pad the bunion or surgically have it fixed.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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In brief: THE BUMP

Do you mean, will the bump ever go away? No, once it's there, it's an established bony problem. Only surgery can remove it.

In brief: THE BUMP

Do you mean, will the bump ever go away? No, once it's there, it's an established bony problem. Only surgery can remove it.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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