- Wear wide shoes with a low heel and soft sole. In most cases, bunion pain is relieved by wearing wider shoes with adequate toe room and using other simple treatments to reduce pressure on the big toe.
- Try bunion pads.
- Hold an ice pack.
- Take paracetamol or ibuprofen.
- Try to lose weight.
How do you flatten a bunion?
To correct severe bunions, the surgeon makes a cut at the base of the metatarsal bone, rotates the bone, and fixes it in place with pins or screws. Cutting and repositioning the bones is called an osteotomy.
Can you realign your bunion?
Surgical realignment of a bunion, also known as osteotomy, is an orthopedic procedure used to realign the toe joint in patients who have severe bunions. During surgery, your big toe and foot bones are straightened, and the joint that creates the bunion is positioned in position under the big toe.
What causes a bunion to flare up?
Wearing tight, narrow shoes might cause bunions or make them worse. Bunions can also develop as a result of the shape of your foot, a foot deformity or a medical condition, such as arthritis. Smaller bunions (bunionettes) can develop on the joint of your little toe.