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Bunion on one foot! 😐

(12 Posts)
mumznet Sun 15-Jan-17 00:16:08

It's not extreme but does hurt sometimes. How do I stop it progressing?

What splint has helped you keep it in place and stopped it from getting worse? I brought expensive ones and cheaper ones but I would like to know which one to buy that does work?
Thanks

languagelearner Sun 15-Jan-17 05:32:17

I had surgery. That did it, although I might sometimes have a bit of pain in the scar tissue. No splint worked for me.

HollyBollyBooBoo Sun 15-Jan-17 06:05:51

You need surgery. Go and see your GP!

blueistheonlycolourwefeel Sun 15-Jan-17 06:51:43

Find out WHY you have the bunion. I had mine operated on years ago but they didn't tell me it's caused by the way I walk, so it's come back!!

FrancisCrawford Sun 15-Jan-17 06:55:45

I'm waiting for an ortho appointment to see about mine. 6 months wait so far without hearing a dickie bird.
good thing I wasn't in agony with them!

mumznet Sun 15-Jan-17 18:55:38

well one reason could be flat feet...the inward pronation due to flat feet is more on this foot...so thats probably why right foot is fine.

i have orthotics but for past few years have not worn regularly.

Hollybollybooboo why do you say I need surgery? mine is at early stage.....

mumznet Sun 15-Jan-17 18:57:43

i have alrwady seen GP and GP will not do surgery unless you have tried everything else....insoles/orthotics...

also personally i would never want to have surgery....risks of surgery are huge!!

as someone mentioned above hers is back so is there a point for the cut (surgery) done on the foot?

FrancisCrawford Sun 15-Jan-17 19:06:55

I have the opposite problem - years of physiology and orthotics when I was a kid made me walk on the outside of my feet. And I have high arches.

In my case it is hereditary.

mumznet Sun 15-Jan-17 19:08:03

hopefully with a big arch you dont have bunions?

mumznet Sun 15-Jan-17 19:08:49

my mum has high arches so I don't know why I have fallen arches...shock

HollyBollyBooBoo Sun 15-Jan-17 21:34:40

Because surgery is the only cure for bunions and generally they only get worse. I am amazed your GP has said that when the NHS guidance is that there is very little evidence that anything can help cure/reverse bunions.

Surgery isn't too horrendous, done under local, off your foot for c.6 weeks, tiny scar.

mumznet Sun 15-Jan-17 22:15:39

hmmm...
thanks

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