Surgery is always an option in the removal of bunions, but it should be the last possible solution. Those that have bunions should remember that surgery is not always successful and it can be very painful. They should also remember that the surgery does not guarantee that you will be able to wear the shoes that you desire; the surgery is designed to alleviate the pain nothing else. Never wear the same shoes twice in a row. If you wear your favorite pumps on Monday, wear another pair on Tuesday. This will allow your feet to go to another position for at least eight hours. Do bunion splits work' is the first question asked by many when they are asked to use them. They are very easy to use and inexpensive. They are priced economically and can be affordable to many. You just need to wear them while you are walking and not have much of a problem as they are extremely lightweight. The bunion night splints are also very useful and can be worn before going to bed. They work towards aligning your toe joints to the normal position while you are sleeping. Bunion splints help in better toe corrections especially in adolescents, as their young bones can realign more effectively. Use an mid-foot support in your sneakers. This will act in order to transfer force off the area of the bunion. OTC mid-foot supports will not act as well as a quality custom orthotic, but will assist. Use a pad over the bunion deformity. The pads we have found our patients like the best is the Bunion Attention Gel Sleeve. A less expensive pad are the Silicon Bunion Shields. In a Lapidus fusion, most patients are in a hard below knee cast completely non-weight bearing for 8 weeks, then a walking cast for 2 weeks, then a sneaker for another month. Normal activity is usually resumed in 4 months. A bunion is an abnormal growth that appears on the joint at the base of your big toe. It’s caused when your big toe pushes up against your other toes, forcing the big toe joint in the opposite direction, away and to the inside of your foot. Over time, the stress enlarges your big toe joint, pushing the big toe even further against your smaller toes and causing significant pain. Specifically, a Tailor’s bunion , also called a bunionette , is a prominence of the fifth metatarsal bone at the base of the little toe. That is, the rounded end of the bone slowly moves away from the foot. Bunions are calloused bumps on the inside of the toes when your big toe points toward the second toe. Symptoms can range for soreness and discomfort to pain when walking or running. In most extreme cases, surgery is necessary to correct the dislocation of the toe as well as the removal of the bump. Medication or special shoes can treat moderate bunions. However, there are other alternatives like the proper nutrition that can effectively treat bunions. Undergoing a bunionectomy means that you will be off your feet and your activity level will be reduced. You will need to deal with some post-surgical pain, swelling and adjusting to recovery from surgery.