Archive: bunion

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How long to recover from bunion surgery?

There is really no clear answer to the question as to how long is the recovery following bunion surgery is going to be, because there are so many variables that are involved. Recovery could be a matter of weeks if there is a simple chopping off of...

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What exercises can help bunions?

Bunions are a common problem of the foot that are caused by a combination of a hereditary predisposition and poorly fitted footwear. The most effective way to get rid of bunions is with surgery. That does not mean that there are things that can not...

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What does a bunion corrector do?

Bunion correctors are splints or braces that you wear on the foot at night with the aim to correct a bunion. They work by holding the big toe in less of a valgus position to try and straighten it so that the bunion is not as bad as what it was...

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How long to wear a bunion corrector?

While the aim of a bunion corrector is to “correct” a bunion, that is not exactly how they work and the only real way to get rid of a bunion is with surgery. That does not mean a bunion corrector is not useful and does not mean that they...

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What is the best bunion corrector?

Bunion correctors are hypothetically one way in which you can fix a bunion. The research evidence is that they can improve the deviation of the large toe several degrees after several months of use. The clinical experience with them is that they can...

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How common are bunions?

Bunions are very common. They are more common in older people and in females. The exact prevalence is hard to determine as different research will use different criteria to define just what a bunion is and/or how much the big toe is in valgus...

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How to prevent bunions from getting worse?

Bunions or hallux valgus almost always tend to be progressive. Once they start, because of the alignment of the big toe the muscles and ligaments pull on the joint in such a way that it will get worse. The bunions in different people progress at...

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