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Besides surgery is there any other way to manage bunion pain that is an easy 7 or 8 on a scale from 1 to 10.?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: First make

Sure it's bunion pain and not something like gout.
If its bunion pain avoid tight shoes. A topical antiinflammatory can help reduce any inflammation.

In brief: First make

Sure it's bunion pain and not something like gout.
If its bunion pain avoid tight shoes. A topical antiinflammatory can help reduce any inflammation.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. MARTIN Girling
X-ray in order. That type of pain is more likely Halluc Limitus

In brief: Pain

Bunion pain can be lessened by padding, wider shoes, physical therapy, nsaids injections.
Eventually surgery will be indicated if bad enough.

In brief: Pain

Bunion pain can be lessened by padding, wider shoes, physical therapy, nsaids injections.
Eventually surgery will be indicated if bad enough.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry

In brief: Bunion surgery.

There are no braces or exercises to get rid of a bunion.
If you have it surgically removed, there are several ways your surgeon could go about it. Depending on the angle of your bones (you'll need an x-ray), there are many different procedures to correct your foot. If you do not want surgery, there are inserts or injections to decrease your pain, but they won't make the bunion go away.

In brief: Bunion surgery.

There are no braces or exercises to get rid of a bunion.
If you have it surgically removed, there are several ways your surgeon could go about it. Depending on the angle of your bones (you'll need an x-ray), there are many different procedures to correct your foot. If you do not want surgery, there are inserts or injections to decrease your pain, but they won't make the bunion go away.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry

In brief: Reduce pressure

Bunion pain mostly comes from shoe pressure on the bone prominence.
Wearing shoes that have a soft upper or more room for the prominence will give the most relief. Bunion shields (silicone gel pad) can help. Dr l.

In brief: Reduce pressure

Bunion pain mostly comes from shoe pressure on the bone prominence.
Wearing shoes that have a soft upper or more room for the prominence will give the most relief. Bunion shields (silicone gel pad) can help. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: No perfect way.

It depends on what is creating the pain.
Sometimes a gel type cushion can protect te bump from excessive running and pressure and that helps. Sometime a silicone spacer between the toes can improve alignment and relieve pain. Rarely orthotics can help if one has a flatfoot too. However the only way to "fix" a bunion is surgery.

In brief: No perfect way.

It depends on what is creating the pain.
Sometimes a gel type cushion can protect te bump from excessive running and pressure and that helps. Sometime a silicone spacer between the toes can improve alignment and relieve pain. Rarely orthotics can help if one has a flatfoot too. However the only way to "fix" a bunion is surgery.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Probably not, but...

There are plastic splints on the market.
One is a molded piece of plastic with two velcro straps. It is worn while sleeping, as it won't fit in a shoe. The big toe is pulled straighter when it's worn, but bends again when the splint is removed. Another splint has a "hinge" in it, so it is advertised as allowing one to walk and wear shoes while wearing it. In reality, it's too big to fit in shoes.

In brief: Probably not, but...

There are plastic splints on the market.
One is a molded piece of plastic with two velcro straps. It is worn while sleeping, as it won't fit in a shoe. The big toe is pulled straighter when it's worn, but bends again when the splint is removed. Another splint has a "hinge" in it, so it is advertised as allowing one to walk and wear shoes while wearing it. In reality, it's too big to fit in shoes.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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