Bunions are an enlargement of the big toe or hallux joint of the foot are usually occuring with a deviation in the angle of the big toe or hallux. The only real method of getting rid of bunions is with surgery, however there are several non-surgical alternatives that may be considered which can lead to some modest improvement in the angle of the toe and help lessen any symptoms which the bunion may have. They are more prevalent in females and more common in individuals who wear inadequately fitting shoes. There's also a inherited element of bunions as well, but that is not really well understood.
What can you do in avoiding surgery? Bunion correctors are braces that will be generally worn at night and are expected to fix the angle of the toe. They do generally help at improving the angle of the big toe several degrees after a month or so. These bunion splints also assist to keep the toes flexible and can help to lower some of the pain that you could get inside the joint. Likewise, exercises to stretch and keep the big toe joint flexible is additionally likely to assist with the symptoms, but it will definitely not make the enlargement go away nor fix the angle of the big toe. Often pads could be used to get the force of the bunion from the footwear. They are often annoying to wear, but are very useful if the footwear pressures on the lump is part of the issue. Essentially the most important thing to do is to get the shoes fitted properly. The footwear have an important part in inducing the bunion as well as advancing it faster when they do not fit correctly. Those with bunions definitely do have to get out of the style of footwear that might have resulted in the condition and get into shoes that don't put force on the problem.