bunion surgeryNational League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is having a harder time recovering from bunion surgery than expected, and may not be able to attend the rallies for constitutional amendments that she planned for this month. According to an official from the NLD’s information department, confirmation on this will have to wait until she’s had more check-ups.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s surgery was completed without complications and her recovery is going smoothly, but she is too weak to stand up for long. She was unable to go to a rally in Maubin she had planned on being present at, and her family doctor suggested holding off on all public appearances for a while.

Bunions are very painful and can make walking and wearing shoes difficult. If you have bunions and want help dealing with them, consider talking to a podiatrist like Dr. Alan Discont of Family Foot and Ankle Care, PC. Dr. Discont can present you with a range of treatment options and help you decide on the best one.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is an enlargement of the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot. The enlargement is formed of swollen tissue or boney growth. This swelling is caused by a shifting of the bones in the big toe inward, impacting the other toes of the foot. The area around the base of the big toe may become inflamed, red, and/or painful.

Formation

Genetics – people who are susceptible to bunions are often genetically predisposed.

Stress on the feet – wearing improperly fitting shoes or running and walking with improper form may cause stress on the feet. Wearing high heeled shoes puts the weight from the body onto the toes, causing further stress and bone displacement.

Diagnosis

A podiatrist who specializes in foot structure and bio-mechanics will be able to diagnose bunions.

Blood Tests - testing the blood for gout or arthritic conditions can help identify the causes.

Radiological Exam – a podiatrist will request an exam to identify the bunion by taking a look at the bone structure.

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