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What do you recommend for bunions?

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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Treatments can vary

Bunions are progressive, structural deformities.
They only get worse, they don't get better. You can improve the symptoms with better shoes, but you can't improve the deformity. As my rule of thumb: if the deformity bothers you on a regular basis or is limiting your activity, then surgery is an option to consider. See your foot specialist for evaluation and treatment discussion. Dr l.

In brief: Treatments can vary

Bunions are progressive, structural deformities.
They only get worse, they don't get better. You can improve the symptoms with better shoes, but you can't improve the deformity. As my rule of thumb: if the deformity bothers you on a regular basis or is limiting your activity, then surgery is an option to consider. See your foot specialist for evaluation and treatment discussion. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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5 doctors agree

In brief: Not improving surger

If local care and better fitting shoes see the surgeon or dpm.

In brief: Not improving surger

If local care and better fitting shoes see the surgeon or dpm.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many possibilities

Treatment options for the management of bunions include conservative and surgical management.
Conservative management options include use of orthotic devices, change in shoe wear, medications such as oral no-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), steroid injections, padding of corns and calluses, and splinting and strapping.

In brief: Many possibilities

Treatment options for the management of bunions include conservative and surgical management.
Conservative management options include use of orthotic devices, change in shoe wear, medications such as oral no-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), steroid injections, padding of corns and calluses, and splinting and strapping.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bunions

Bunions can be managed just by wearing wide enough shoes.
They may gradually become 'bigger' but if they don't cause any problems, they can be just watched. If they are painful, there are other options, surgery being one. If you need surgery you should see an orthopedic surgeon md who specializes in foot and ankle surgery.

In brief: Bunions

Bunions can be managed just by wearing wide enough shoes.
They may gradually become 'bigger' but if they don't cause any problems, they can be just watched. If they are painful, there are other options, surgery being one. If you need surgery you should see an orthopedic surgeon md who specializes in foot and ankle surgery.
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
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