While surgery is often the most effective option for treating and correcting bunions, some patients may have mild bunions that do not warrant surgery or may not be ready to undergo bunion surgery just yet. In these cases, there are non-surgical bunion treatments that can provide some relief.
Non-surgical options for bunion care can include simple measures such as making sure you wear footwear that fits correctly and avoids crowding in the toe area. High heels should be avoided in general as they tend to put a lot of strain on the toes. You can also try modifying your shoes by cutting an X into the area of the shoe where the bunion is or try padding the shoe. A splint can be used on the big toe, or a spacer can be placed between the big toe and second toe.
If your bunion cannot be managed with these methods, other non-surgical options can be explored. If these options fail to provide relief as well, it may be time to consider undergoing bunion surgery. In these cases, feel free to contact our office to schedule a consultation.