Dr. Kilberg provides compassionate and complete foot and ankle care to adults and children in the Indianapolis area. He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He enjoys providing comprehensive foot health information to the online community to help the public better understand their feet. Visit his practice website at Sliced, cold cucumbers placed onto the area where a sunburn is, also relieves the pain almost immediately. Place a cucumber inside of the refrigerator for an hour, slice the cucumber into length wise slices and enjoy the coolness of the vegetable on your hot skin. So what if you don't get an orthotics after bunion surgery? What could possibly happen? Well, by correcting the deformity and not the underlying mechanical cause of the deformity, you are likely to see that bunion returning over the next several years. The worst case I have seen is with a 25 year old woman. She had her first bunion surgery at age 16. In the following nine years, she had two more bunion surgeries. Not one of the doctors suggested the possibility of mechanical control with an orthotics to prevent future surgery. This, to me, is criminal! A bunion is an area of enlargement of the inner portion of the joint at the base of the big toe. Which represents additional bone formation, often in combination with a misalignment of the big toe. The enlarged joint at the base of the big toe can become inflamed with redness, tenderness, and pain. Here are some ways to quick get relief from bunion pain. Bunions are not only unattractive, but they can also be very painful when they get pressure from tight fitting shoes. Here are a few ways to select stylish footwear that will camouflage a bunion and not cause further damage to your feet. There are a couple of different types of bunion splints. There are bunion splints that you can wear during the day in your shoes and there are also ones that can be worn at night to ease the pain of the bunion and to help realign the toe. A basic bunion splint simply wraps around the top of the foot and is strapped to the toes. It helps to hold the big toe in a straight position. You will probably need a wider size of shoe to accommodate the splint if you are wearing it with your shoes. Some people are disappointed with their surgery results even though their joint looks and functions better. This is usually due to unrealistic expectations. You will still not be able to wear extremely high heeled shoes after surgery and it is unrealistic to think that your joint will be "perfect" or function like it never had a problem. With realistic expectation, most patients are happy with their bunion surgery. Exercise induced leg pain can have many causes, including exertional compartment syndrome, popliteal artery entrapment syndrome, medial tibial stress syndrome and stress fracture. In this article, I will briefly describe each condition and give recommendations on how to treat each one. Resection arthroplasty is another procedure that involves the removal of damaged portion of the joint and reshaping the bones of the metatarsal bones and the big toe. Another procedure called osteotomy involves the removal of a small wedge of bone from the big toe through surgical cutting. It also involves the realignment of the joint. The time one would take to recover will vary depending on the type of surgery procedure employed. In case of severe bunions, one might take about six to twelve months to recover completely. This surgery may cost you around $4000. The cost could vary depending on the procedure used.