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Can a little boy have bunions?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is possible for children to have bunions.
Rather than being from poor shoe choices, these are genetic and/or biomechanical in etiology. It is best to have the child evaluated by a podiatrist of foot/ankle orthopedist that specializes in the treatment of pediatric foot disorders.

In brief: Yes

It is possible for children to have bunions.
Rather than being from poor shoe choices, these are genetic and/or biomechanical in etiology. It is best to have the child evaluated by a podiatrist of foot/ankle orthopedist that specializes in the treatment of pediatric foot disorders.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Marc Foucher
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes.

When a child has a bunion deformity it is called a juvenile bunion.
This is proof that bunions can be hereditary. Treatment is based on the individual. X-rays will be needed for proper evaluation. Orthotics are often prescribed to slow down the progression of the bunion in children. Make an appointment for a consultation. Most podiatrists see children, call to make sure.

In brief: Yes.

When a child has a bunion deformity it is called a juvenile bunion.
This is proof that bunions can be hereditary. Treatment is based on the individual. X-rays will be needed for proper evaluation. Orthotics are often prescribed to slow down the progression of the bunion in children. Make an appointment for a consultation. Most podiatrists see children, call to make sure.
Dr. Marc Foucher
Dr. Marc Foucher
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It's uncommon, and even more uncommon for them to hurt with proper shoe choices.
Usually, it is best to support the feet with orthotics and defer surgery until skeletal maturity. If the deformities are very painful, surgery is an option. Care must be taken not to injure the growth plate near the bunion as this will affect proper bone growth into adulthood.

In brief: Yes

It's uncommon, and even more uncommon for them to hurt with proper shoe choices.
Usually, it is best to support the feet with orthotics and defer surgery until skeletal maturity. If the deformities are very painful, surgery is an option. Care must be taken not to injure the growth plate near the bunion as this will affect proper bone growth into adulthood.
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Bunion

Yes, if the bunions are hurting, he should see an orthopedic surgeon with interest in foot and ankle surgery.

In brief: Bunion

Yes, if the bunions are hurting, he should see an orthopedic surgeon with interest in foot and ankle surgery.
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
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In brief: Unusual

Bunions are unusual in children, if you do not change the shoes with growth of the feet , they can develop bunions due to tight shoes.

In brief: Unusual

Bunions are unusual in children, if you do not change the shoes with growth of the feet , they can develop bunions due to tight shoes.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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