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Can I get rid of a bunion without surgery?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

There are ways to accommodate the deformity or reduce pain (wider shoes, padding, stretching, etc); however, the bunion deformity itself can not be fixed non-surgically.

In brief: No

There are ways to accommodate the deformity or reduce pain (wider shoes, padding, stretching, etc); however, the bunion deformity itself can not be fixed non-surgically.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry

In brief: Bunion surgery.

There are no braces or exercises to get rid of a bunion.
If you have it surgically removed, there are several ways your surgeon could go about it. Depending on the angle of your bones (you'll need an x-ray), there are many different procedures to correct your foot. Some involve bone cuts and screws. You'll be swollen for several weeks, but the post-op pain does not last that long.

In brief: Bunion surgery.

There are no braces or exercises to get rid of a bunion.
If you have it surgically removed, there are several ways your surgeon could go about it. Depending on the angle of your bones (you'll need an x-ray), there are many different procedures to correct your foot. Some involve bone cuts and screws. You'll be swollen for several weeks, but the post-op pain does not last that long.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Nope

Sorry.

In brief: Nope

Sorry.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: No

A bunion is due to an angular deformity of the metatarsal.
Splints are sold to "correct" them, but no study has proven their effectiveness. Bunions should only be surgically corrected if they are symptomatic.

In brief: No

A bunion is due to an angular deformity of the metatarsal.
Splints are sold to "correct" them, but no study has proven their effectiveness. Bunions should only be surgically corrected if they are symptomatic.
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Dr. Robert Mihalich
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