Pain in foot, possibly bunions?

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inquisitive
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   Posted 12/27/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
i've been having pain for the past few weeks in my right foot where the bunions of big toe are located. i am going to start wearing tennis shoes to work to see if this alleviates the pain. i've never had foot problems like these even wearing the same dress shoe for a few years now and it is actually one of those soft shoe type dress shoes(looks like dress shoes, but soft like tennis shoes). i also once in a while have the same problem with my left big toe too, but much less of a problem. also, i've never had foot problems when i was younger. i do kinda have flat feet. i am in my early 40s. before i decide to visit a podiatrist, do the foot/toe spacers sold at stores work? also, what about foot arches insoles? do they help in bunions or is that for only the bottom of the feet? i have a pic of my right foot. thanks.

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Chutz
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   Posted 12/28/2008 1:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi inquisitive!

And welcome to the forum. There could be several things giving you pain in your foot. It could be something a podiatrist can help with, calcium buildup at that first joint. That's especially common in women from wearing shoes that are too pointy, among other things. For the guys, since I can't tell by your name or feet...lol, it can be from Gout ~ a form of arthritis. There are good medications for gout that can really help. Most are easily tolerated. My hubby has gout and has been on the medication for a couple of years now and it'a made a huge difference. Rarely any pain and easy to control. If it is possibly gout head on down to the Arthritis Forum and ask some questions down there. They may have some great ideas and suggestions for you. BUT...most of all ask your doc before spending money on OTC items. I know mine is happy to suggest an OTC product if we can avoid a prescription.

Good luck and keep in touch,
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inquisitive
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   Posted 12/28/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
Yes i am a guy...you couldn't tell from my ugly wide foot...lol.. I will be going to a podiatrist soon. I am also going to purchase a shoe stretcher to see if that helps since it really hurts at that big toe joint when i wear that dress shoe. There are so many foot aids out there, so i don't want to purchase any of that until i really know what is wrong when i see my podiatrist. Thanks.


Darren.

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   Posted 12/31/2008 5:39 AM (GMT -7)   
For a man thats a nice looking foot lol doesnt look like bunions to me but the doc will tell ya your supposed to cut your nails straight across.
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