Patient Comments: Bunions - Treatments

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Comment from: Rottylr5, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 30

I have had bunions since I was a teenager. My bunions no longer cause pain because I suffer from neuropathy and all of the feeling in my feet is no longer there. My bunions cause ulcers on other parts of my feet. More recently I had to have a toe amputated because I could not feel the sore that developed on my big toe as a result of my bunion. I now have another sore on the other big toe which is caused from the bunion on the other foot. I would rather have my bunion removed than my toe. I do not have poor blood circulation in my extremities but doctors will not do the surgery because I have no pain. I have nerve damage, I can't feel pain. This can't possibly be the only criteria for surgery.

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Comment from: sunlight, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 29

I just started noticing bunions, first it was the right foot, now it seems it has gone to the right and the PAIN IS UNBEARABLE. I have been fitted with orthorticcs and a good fitting shoe, I am an avid walker and am frightened that this will affect my way of life. My mom was plagued with the same problems.

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Comment from: cinlyn5, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 02

Bunions are definitely hereditary. I was a teacher for 25 years and suffered with bunions the whole time. Finally, I had surgery on both feet, (a year apart) and I am pain free. The first week of recovery is a little painful, but eases after that. The surgery is well worth it! I am pain free, and my feet look great in sandals!

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Comment from: Sandie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

I am 58 and have had bunions on both feet for about 3 years. They are so painful some times that I have difficulty sleeping. I used to do a lot of aerobic dancing but now limit my exercise to walking, weights, and recumbent bike. I do wear inserts in the shoes that they will fit into but the days of heels are gone. I don't want surgery unless I have no other options and I worry about them getting worse as I get older. I don't want to give up my exercise routine for fear of weight gain which would cause other health issues. Not much fun getting older!

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Comment from: Gayle, Female Published: March 29

I am looking into having Bunion Surgery. I'm not sure if that is going to take care of my feet problems. My concern is that my bunions are not the only part of by feet that hurt. I had surgery in September for plantar fibroma and that went well. Now I am still having problems with that foot not with the fibromatosis but plantar fascia on both feet get tight hurt a lot when on my feet. The one foot that had surgery on hurting the worst.

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