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Is surgery the only cure for bunions?

  • No, it is not the cure way but it is the BEST way.

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  • Answer: No, it is not the cure way but it is the BEST way.
  • Answer: Well, bunions are a funny thing! I know that you can get these gooey things that go between your big toe and second toe, and this actually helps your toe get "normal." (these can be bought at walgreens, rite aid, cvs.... ect.) Or you could get major surgery, and they get rid of your bunion for you!! -I hope i helped a little! :)
  • Answer: A bunion is a localized area of enlargement of the inner portion of the metatarsophalangeal joint at the base of the big toe.

    Bunions is often the result of a foot disorder known as hallux valgus , in which the the great toe is positioned toward the midline of the body. this condition has also been associated with Rheumatoid arthritis. A flat foot also contributes to hallux valgus and the development of a bunion is because of the fallen or dropped logitudinal arch of the foot. The wearing of improperly fitting or high healed shoes aggravates this condition.

    Treatment can include wearing shoes with a roomy "toe box" to avoid crowding the toes together, wearing shoes with lower heals, using padding between the toes or around the bunion to relieve pressure, applying ice to the bunion will reduce the inflammation and lessen the pain, and resting the affected joints.
    Medications given for conditions include analgecis-antipyretic such as aspirin and acetaminophen are given for pain. Intraarticular (joint) injections of corticosteroid may be helpful.

    There are many different procedures for treatment or correction of hallux valgus a Bunionectomy, osteotomy, and arthroplasty are the more common procedures.
  • Answer: No, not in UK and not unless they have done considerable additional training and are qualified as a Podiatric Surgeon
  • Answer: Ensure that you take plenty of fluids and your diet include a higher than normal level of fibre, to ensure your stool is softened.
    Use laxative, sparingly, if necessary and anti-inflammatory painkiller, for example iboprofen.
    Bathe the affected area twice daily with a weak saline solution.
    If it doesnt settle down after a few days return to see your medical practioner.
  • Answer: A Bunyon is a membrane sac that forms on joints on your foot (mainly the side of your big toe) that occurs with age
  • Answer: Bunions are bones growning out of your feet
  • Answer: The only way to get rid of them is by undergoing surgery under local anaesthetic. During the surgery they cut off the bone that sticks out and file it down so it is the normal shape again. The wound after the surgery will be very painful and you often have to walk on crutches for a few weeks. Most doctors will not recommend bunion surgery - they will just say wear shoes that are 1 size bigger.
  • Answer: WOMEN! Women are 4 times more likely than men to develop a bunion. Heredity, injury, and mechnical forces applied to the forefoot and toes..courtesy of western foot fashion...are the culprit.
  • Answer: Bunions on the feet can be very painful, and frequently are treated with surgery.
  • Answer: Symptoms of bunions include the common signs of inflammation such as redness, swelling, and pain. The discomfort is primarily located along the inside of the foot just behind the big toe.
  • Answer: Because there are muscles and fat deposits that protect the butt from rubbing on an object to the point of bunion formation. Bunion formation forms when a bony prominance rubs against a hard surface. The bones in the buttocks are deep inside muscle.
  • Answer: Prevention begins with proper foot wear. Shoes with a wide and deep toe box are best.
  • Answer: No.
    Bunions (hallux valgus deformity) are caused by deformation of the bones making up the first metatarsophalangeal joint of the foot. The two bones come together in such a way that they angle toward the medial side of the foot. The result is a bump on the inside of the foot at the base of the big toe. The only way to actually get rid of a bunion is to have surgery, which usually involves cutting out a portion of the bone to correct alignment. I would not recommend that this surgery be pursued for cosmetic reasons, but only if there is significant discomfort that fails more conservative management or disability. I would recommend you see your doctor to evaluate the bunions and discuss whether or not treatment is indicated and what options are avaialble to you.