The most common treatments for bunions (hallux valgus) include:
- Wearing shoes that are large and wide enough to prevent pain and inflammation.
- The prescription of custom-made orthotics/orthoses to redistribute pressure points, decrease pain and prevent further worsening of the joint.
- Should the above 2 treatments prove to be ineffective and daily activities are painful, surgery may be necessary for troublesome bunions. This can be performed by certain qualified podiatrists and certain orthopedists.
Without some type of treatment, bunions will increase in size; the big toe joint will loose mobility and slowly become more painful.