Besides surgery is there any other way to manage bunion pain that is an easy 7 or 8 on a scale from 1 to 10.?
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. If you do not want surgery, there are inserts or injections to decrease your pain, but they won't make the bunion go away.
No perfect way. . It depends on what is creating the pain. Sometimes a gel type cushion can protect te bump from excessive running and pressure and that helps. Sometime a silicone spacer between the toes can improve alignment and relieve pain. Rarely orthotics can help if one has a flatfoot too. However the only way to "fix" a bunion is surgery.
Probably not, but... There are plastic splints on the market. One is a molded piece of plastic with two velcro straps. It is worn while sleeping, as it won't fit in a shoe. The big toe is pulled straighter when it's worn, but bends again when the splint is removed. Another splint has a "hinge" in it, so it is advertised as allowing one to walk and wear shoes while wearing it. In reality, it's too big to fit in shoes.