A bunions is s large bump on the side of the big toe, noticeable in grandma’s shoe. But, says Dr. Ernest Isaacson, "Despite the common misconception, this condition is not caused by shoes, rather by genetics, and over 90 percent of those with bunions can identify a family member with the condition.
|Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Conservative treatment consists of using wider shoes and anti-inflammatory medicine, which should accommodate the condition adequately for most patients. For those whom all shoes are uncomfortable or quality of life is limited, surgery works quite well, with very good predictable outcomes, very low complication rates, and surprisingly little downtime."
Source: Aly Walansky, MSN [4/24/19]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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