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swelling and bunion on my leg

i have a small swelling on the left foot near the ankle joint. it is very hard and i think it is the bone which is growing abnormally. it is not painful. the doc said it is bunion. it requires surgery to remove. is there any medicine to melt the bone?
Wed, 9 Dec 2009
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Surgery is a last option according to my Doctor. Good shoe, no heels, Wider toe box, slipping the shoe in between long hours of their wear, put padding near the bunion are few measures that shall help. I too have I forgot to mention it is just unsightly that is it, no pain. 

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You may be having bone cancer, you need to get checked immediately by a bone doctor
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if its a bone mass i think it needsto be removed other wise if it goes to cancer wat to do. better to remove as early as possible.
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There is no medicine to melt the bone. The measures recommended by the previous post will slow the progress of a bunion, but only surgery can remove it.

Can bunions appear on the ankle? I thought they were only at the toe.

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