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Saddle Bone Deformity?

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Unregistered, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Unregistered

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    I have what I think is a saddle bone deformity on my left foot; I'd noticed the hard, protruding bone on the top of my foot (above the arch)before, but it had never actually caused me any pain. Then, a few months ago, seemingly out of nowhere, sharp pains started radiating from it. I avoided any strenuous activity and after about a week, it subsided. However, a few weeks ago it started to hurt once again. The pain comes and goes throughout the day, though it seems to be worse once my foot is at rest after walking around. I have avoided the gym, or wearing any shoes with tongues in an attempt to relieve the pain. I also have bunions thay i have been told by my primary care physician will need surgery (i have been waiting to see a podiatrist for some time now-for a military spouse, getting referrals is sometimes a lengthy process), but the bunions cause me no pain and to be honest, I am terrified of surgery.

    My question is, if saddle bone deformities are painful, are there any alternative methods to surgery which could realistically offer relief, besides pain meds? I just ordered some tongue cushions, and would try just about anything to keep me out of surgery. I have a bad feeling that the severity of my bunions may be causing all kinds of other issues in my feet, but again, surgery is definitely not something I want to do (plus, I am trying to get pregnant so, yeah).
    Sorry if this question seems all over the place. I just figured I would ask because, well, it hurts, ad because it will be at least another 6 weeks before I can see a podiatrist.

  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    The sharp pains you had are mostly likely due to pressure from the nerve due to the enlarged bone.

    The only options are to get pressure of the area (padding or shoe accommodation) or surgery. Its not going to go away without surgery.

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