There is a wide range of bunion treatment options available today. In slower progressing cases, the patient will likely undergo regular observation, ice the affected area, wear specialized shoes and receive cortisone injections.
Patients with bunions that hinder daily activities and/or progress quickly are often candidate for bunion surgery. Only a foot and ankle surgeon can help you determine which surgical method is in your best interest. The goal of any bunion surgery is to correct the changes to the bone and tissue of the foot and to remove the visible bump on the exterior of the foot.