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Tailor's bunion pain

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by msmithjr1375, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. msmithjr1375

    msmithjr1375 New Member

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    I have been dealing with the pain and issues with tailor's bunions in both feet now for a few years. I did not even now I even had them until late 2015 when I got a season part-time holiday job at a department store. The pain from only working a few hours was unbelievable and caused me to quit that job. Since then I have been trying the conservative treatments - wide shoes, two types of toe separators, orthopedic inserts, icing, and ibuprofen. None of that has helped. I find the toe separators to be flat out useless. I am 40 years old, I am a very active person that does a lot of recreational walking and exercise. I have shutdown jogging and basketball activities because of this. I am seeing an Orthopedic doctor this week, because there are nights now that the discomfort wakes me up. Would surgery be a good option for this? I don't want to wait another 10 or 20 years of this getting any worse. They are both good size bunions to me and on the left foot the little toe is starting to touch my forth.
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    At this stage surgery is a good option.
  3. msmithjr1375

    msmithjr1375 New Member

    I went and saw the orthopedic doctor this morning. He believes that tight calf muscles have contributed into making the bunionettes worse. My ankles don't have the full range of motion that they should have normally. So he wants me to try to do body weight calf stretches twice a day for the next two months. If there is no relief from the bunionette pain, then surgery will be the next step on the bunionettes.

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