marie26April 27, 2007

I think I have a bunion. On my right foot at the inner base of my big toe, the bone is jutted out. Does this sound like a bunion?

Must I see a podiatrist for this? If not, what should I do to make it better?

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Yes, it could be one. It could also just be an enlarged joint due to arthritis. I don't think there is anything you can do to make it "better." You need to be particular about what kind of shoe you wear. Pointy toes and high heels are a big NO-NO especially if you are on your feet alot. You don't want it to get worse.

If it is painful, a podiatrist is your best bet for total relief.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 9:59AM
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It can also get infection in the bursae...so treat your feet with care.
Linda C

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 12:49PM
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Yes,it sounds like a bunion.My mom had one that looked the same as you described. She had to have surgery on it. She always wore high heels alot.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 4:22PM
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I'd been wearing a very comfortable, expensive foot-friendly pair of shoes. I bought a new pair and wore them one day when I noticed this "bunion". Could one day of another pair of shoes cause this? Maybe it was there before and I just didn't notice because I had no pain. Even now, with those shoes back on, there's no pain unless I take them off and touch my foot.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 9:35PM
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It would be wise to check with a podiatrist. I recently attended a foot care program, and the doctor making the presentation said he did not recommend surgery for bunions unless there is a problem with pain.

Good luck. We have to take care of our feet.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2007 at 6:30PM
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