Re: bunions

Certainly you could have had a soft tissue injury, which would not show up on x-ray. A diagnostic ultrasound or MRI would show this. Having said that, it will probably be several more weeks before the pain subsides. Immobilizing might help it heal faster.

As far as the bunion splints you see in catalogues, I have seen some that look like torture devices and would not consider them useful. Even if you found something to wear, you could not fit it in a shoe during the day. People expect the foot to heal while they are still walking on it. That seems unrealistic. You might consider asking your doctor for a cast boot to further immobilize the foot.

Why do you think you have to have surgery since you injured your foot?

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on June 30, 2004 at 21:53:19:

In Reply to: bunions posted by Nancy Smothers on June 30, 2004 at 14:42:00:

Gently supports the ankle by providing controlled compression throughout the joint, while relieving pressure over the malleoli.

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