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2 of my toes are still swollen, one year after bunionectomy.

Customer Question

2 of my toes are still swollen, one year after bunionectomy. What can I do???
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: From day 1. No, no injuries.
JA: Please give me a bit more information, so the Doctor can help you best.
Customer: 2nd toe is crooked, still swollen; rubs against first toe. 3rd too still sausage-like.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Loose screw removed 2 months ago.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

Hello

It sounds like the surgery did not correct the deformity

Can you attach a picture?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It corrected the bunion and pain; the 2nd surgery removed the loose screw. But my first and second toes rub together! Can a steroid bring the swelling down?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

There still looks like deformity here.

The swelling will not likely come down with a topical steroid.

You need orthotics.

I suggest you see a podiatrist at this point.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
If the pictures were sent, I don't need a phone call. Sorry.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Can a steroid injection bring the swelling down? I see a podiatrist; he keeps saying, wait, wait, wait...
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

An injection would, but if there is an underlying problem, ti will come back.

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