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Suggest treatment for bunions on both the legs

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Posted on Thu, 12 May 2016
Question: I have bunions on each big toe they are red and hurt. How can I get relief and what does surgery entail?


How can I get rid of or ease the pain of bunions
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Surgery is simple, and always successful sir, pls do consider it

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. Relief usually comes in different forms and with many different approaches, and for your reference I shall go ahead and list them all sir:

+Orthotic therapy
+Footwear to help mould the feet into a more comfortable shape
+Anti-inflammatory medications
+Physical therapy
+Surgery: Surgery is simple, and we go about such procedures almost on a daily basis, it is a very short surgery that entails making an incision over the affected region, removing the swollen or protruding part through either a drilling saw, or shaving it off. Once this is done, a slight correction of the inter-metatarsal angle to help straighten out the toes and allow more space and room between the toes which will help to bring the foot back to its original shape, then closing the incision site and promoting supportive footwear

Pain can be relieved by using anti-inflammatory medications sir, but you have to understand that when an individual gets pricked by a splinter, we do not prescribe them pain killers, but instead we go ahead and remove the splinter. The same way, it would be best to remove the bunion instead of prescribing your pain killers over and over again.

I hope you find my response helpful. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help.

Best wishes.
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Suggest treatment for bunions on both the legs

Brief Answer: Surgery is simple, and always successful sir, pls do consider it Detailed Answer: Hello sir and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. Relief usually comes in different forms and with many different approaches, and for your reference I shall go ahead and list them all sir: +Orthotic therapy +Footwear to help mould the feet into a more comfortable shape +Anti-inflammatory medications +Physical therapy +Surgery: Surgery is simple, and we go about such procedures almost on a daily basis, it is a very short surgery that entails making an incision over the affected region, removing the swollen or protruding part through either a drilling saw, or shaving it off. Once this is done, a slight correction of the inter-metatarsal angle to help straighten out the toes and allow more space and room between the toes which will help to bring the foot back to its original shape, then closing the incision site and promoting supportive footwear Pain can be relieved by using anti-inflammatory medications sir, but you have to understand that when an individual gets pricked by a splinter, we do not prescribe them pain killers, but instead we go ahead and remove the splinter. The same way, it would be best to remove the bunion instead of prescribing your pain killers over and over again. I hope you find my response helpful. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help. Best wishes.