Thank you for your question.
Bunions can be troublesome. By definition they are a bony deformity of the joint at the bone of the big toe. They are more common in women than men, (usually due to the style of footwear), and can run in families.
Symptoms can include;
From what you have said, you seem to be doing as much as possible to treat your small bunion, but symptoms may get worse as you get older.
An assessment and examination by your GP may be suggested, as symptoms can get worse if left untreated. You may be referred for an X-ray to determine the severity of the Bunion.
Symptom relief can include;
Severe cases may require surgical intervention by a Specialist (which your G.P may refer you to) but the Bunions can sometimes return. If left untreated they can cause Arthritis in the big toe.
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Answered by the Health at Hand nurses
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