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Are bunions supposed to be incredibly painful?

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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Since pain is

Subjective, what is incredibly painful is moderately painful to another. Bunions sometimes don't hurt at all.
They can be quite painful too. As was mentioned elsewhere, severe pain, swelling and redness can be a sign of an acute gout attack.

In brief: Since pain is

Subjective, what is incredibly painful is moderately painful to another. Bunions sometimes don't hurt at all.
They can be quite painful too. As was mentioned elsewhere, severe pain, swelling and redness can be a sign of an acute gout attack.
Dr. Brandon Macy
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe you have gout

Gout commonly occurs at the same site of a bunion.
Or you can have a bursitis. They can be painful but i don't think a patient of mine ever complained of "incredibly painful" unless they had gout.

In brief: Maybe you have gout

Gout commonly occurs at the same site of a bunion.
Or you can have a bursitis. They can be painful but i don't think a patient of mine ever complained of "incredibly painful" unless they had gout.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bunions

Bunions can be painful at times and painless at other times.
Increased pressure, shoewear and pressure on the lesser toes can cause pain.

In brief: Bunions

Bunions can be painful at times and painless at other times.
Increased pressure, shoewear and pressure on the lesser toes can cause pain.
Dr. Selene Parekh
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Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not necessarily

Some severe bunions are completely painless, some mild bunions can be very painful.

In brief: Not necessarily

Some severe bunions are completely painless, some mild bunions can be very painful.
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Dr. Robert Mihalich
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