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treat bunions without surgery

Maintain a normal weight.
Protect the bunion with a moleskin or gel-filled pad, which you can buy at a drugstore.

Use shoe inserts to help position the foot correctly. These can be over-the-counter arch supports or prescription orthotic devices

Under a doctor’s guidance, wear a splint at night to hold the toe straight and ease discomfort.
Take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen.

Use warm soaks, ice packs, Whirlpool, ultrasound and massage.
Buy well-fitting footwear that are wide in the toe area. Shop at a store where the staff measures your foot and can fit you with an appropriate shoe.