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My daughter 14 years old has hallux valgus in the big  foot finger (2 feet) I've done for her CT scan.

What is your recommendations and How could I contact some best hospital in UK regarding this disease, I'm out of UK.  

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    Hi Omar,

    In my opinion, this very much depends how much pain your daughter is in. My bunions started forming late teens / early 20s and only one foot (right) began to be very painful just before I turned 50 - my left foot (the good one) only twinges now and then. If she is having problems doing her regular activities, you could have that conversation with a consultant about the options. However if she is not in too much pain, I would put off any surgery for as long as possible.

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    You likely will find that surgeons will not be willing to operate until she is fully grown.

    I would start off seeing a podiatrist for guidance about conservative management. It may be recommended she wear orthotics.

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    Hello Omar.

    First of all let's get one thing straight.

    How do you know that your 14 year old daughter is suffering from Hallux Valgus? Has she had it diagnosed, first of all by her GP and, secondly, by an orthopaedic consultant surgeo?.

    How come you have carried out a CT scan? Are you medically qualified to do this? If the answer to this last question is 'Yes' well, then, I cannot understand why you are even bothering to ask the questions you have done on this discussion forum.

    Sounds to me as though you are only assuming your 14 year old daughter has a hallux valgus.

    Do you actually know what hallux valgus is? Well, I can tell you. Hallux Valgus is the correct medical terminology for Bunions.

    A 14 year old with bunions requring surgery? I think not; unless the circumstances are of an extreme nature. Your daughter is more than likely wearing unsuitable footwear and these are causing her discomfort. She's a 14 year old impressionable young lady after all.

    So, I suggest before you go any further you start by making an appointment to see your GP and get the problem properly diagnosed instead of trying to assume this responsibility yourself. That way you will get the correct advice and if your GP feels your daughter needs referring to a specialist then you will directed to one.

    You do not say where you live only that you ae out of the UK.

    My comments may come across as being very harsh but clearly you have no idea what you are talking about.

    I have had surgery for hallux valgus and I can assure you that this surgery  is not something that you have unless the need is absolutely necessary.

    Please take on board all I have said to you!


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      Hi there Gillian.....My sense is that there may be a misunderstanding here.  From Omar's post I suspect that he is not fluent in English (I'm a teacher of English as a second language) and he means that he had a CT scan done for his daughter and the diagnosis was Hallus Valgus.  Although he doesn't say what country he lives in (I live in Canada) I get the sense from the fact that he is looking for medical expertise elsewhere it may be that the medical expertise where he lives is not at the excellent level that it is in the UK. My sense also is that he is a concerned father wanting to be sure he gets the best treatment for his daughter that he possibly can.

      On another note, and while I am here with you, I want to thank you for all your most informative posts.  I am 11 weeks post op and early on I learned so much from you....so thank you so much for all the effort you put in to putting information and the benefit of your experience out to others  smile

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