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Bunion surgery 2 years ago, now pain in ball of foot?
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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
5 doctors agree
In brief: Transfer metarsalgia
If the pain is under the 2nd met head (under ball of 2nd toe), this pain may come from overload of this bone.
This can occur because bunion surgery often shortens the big toe none a little bit. If under 1st toe, may e some arthritic change. Best idea is to return to your doc for a check.

In brief: Transfer metarsalgia
If the pain is under the 2nd met head (under ball of 2nd toe), this pain may come from overload of this bone.
This can occur because bunion surgery often shortens the big toe none a little bit. If under 1st toe, may e some arthritic change. Best idea is to return to your doc for a check.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Bunion surgery
Sounds like transfer pain.
Can occur from residual joint stiffness after your bunion surgery.

In brief: Bunion surgery
Sounds like transfer pain.
Can occur from residual joint stiffness after your bunion surgery.
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Dr. Rudolf Zak
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In brief: Bunion Complication
Probably most common complication of bunion surgery is shifting of weight to the lateral portion of the foot.
If bunion surgery included cutting of the 1st metarsal or osteotomy, then the 1st metarsal could shorten or elevate. Consequently shifting pressure to the central part of the forefoot or ball of the foot. Orthotics may help, revision surgery last resort.

In brief: Bunion Complication
Probably most common complication of bunion surgery is shifting of weight to the lateral portion of the foot.
If bunion surgery included cutting of the 1st metarsal or osteotomy, then the 1st metarsal could shorten or elevate. Consequently shifting pressure to the central part of the forefoot or ball of the foot. Orthotics may help, revision surgery last resort.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
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