A bunion is a bony bulge at the base of the big toe or commonly referred to as a bony bump on your foot. Bunions are more common in woman, due to the wearing of high heels and tight fitting shoes. Bunions often become painful over time and cause the toes to angle towards each other.
Depending on the severity of the bunion there are non surgical and surgical treatments available. Non surgical treatments would be, to change your footwear to relieve pressure on the bunion. Shoes with a wide toe and good arch support will help. Also applying ice to the bunion and taking anti inflammatory medications. If these practice do not remove the bunions surgery may be needed. Bunion surgery is designed to realign the toes and so the bunion will not reoccur.