Bunion

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What is bunion?

A bunion is an enlargement of bone or tissue around the joint at the head of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint).

Common symptoms reported by people with bunion

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with bunion

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
3
Tried for
bunion (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Leg brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with bunion, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with bunion

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
bunion (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
burning in stomach stomach pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Leg brace)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
swelling in knee
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
increased anxiety
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
burning in stomach stomach pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
worsening depression
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with bunion, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has bunion on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 8
30s 17
40s 23
50s 23
60s 16
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 22
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 14
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 5
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 61
Not Diagnosed 10

These charts show data from bunion patients who have completed their condition history
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