Not all bunions require surgery, but…
…if your bunion hurts or makes it difficult for you to walk, work, or wear shoes, you should make an appointment with a bunion specialist to explore treatment options.
Fortunately, bunions can be addressed without surgery as long as they are treated early. A bunion is a slowly progressive condition – if ignored, the pain and deformity will only grow more severe over time.
Do not ignore a bunion! The problem will not “go away on its own,” and in fact will only get worse. Accept your bunion, visit your foot and ankle specialist, and learn how to keep your feet healthy and pain-free.