The last bunion treatment is surgery There are different types of surgical procedures that can be performed, and most require 6 to 8 full weeks of recovery. The surgeon may cut the tendon that is pulling the joint out of alignment, then shave off the part of the bone that is protruding. A scar remains with the surgery and the redness of a bunion may still be seen in some cases. In the photo here of one 65-year-old man who had bunion surgery, the amount of correction made still left him with bunions! It is a condition whereby the big toe ( hallux ) deviates or leans inwards towards the rest of the smaller toes. When it drifts abnormally over into valgus , it results in the development of a prominent and protruding bump on the inner side over the metatarsal bone. Pathophysiology Of Bunion Also known as bunionette , the tailor’s bunion has earned its name since it is reported quite frequently in old-school tailors Due to their peculiar sitting posture, the superficial tissue of the fifth metatarsal bone undergoes hypertrophy or thickening. The primary pathology is persistent and excessive pressure on the joint of the little toe. Neither is it uncommon for most runners to experience the black nail syndrome at some time or other. ( I honestly don't know anyone who hasn't ) Because of the constant training and pounding the skin under the big toenail gets bruised and can bleed, in many cases the toenail falls off. Neither is it unusual for runners to lose toenails on several toes. A shoe with a roomy toe box can also help with this problem and double runner socks. When socks have two layers the one layer glides over the other and stops friction. PS I have a name for my foot. It's called Frankenfoot. It does look that bad now, especially with the scar, extra huge lump the misalignment created and the new bunion forming. Name your foot, it helps to maintain a little humor through it all. The most common symptoms of neuromas are tingling in toes, numbness in the toes or ball of foot, pain in the ball of the foot. Some people report that it feels like you’re walking on a stone. In severe cases it may cause difficulty in walking. Symptoms typically begin gradually but over time will get progressively worse and more intense. There are a lot more to consider but I will not bore you, yet, with other thoughts on this common and problematic condition. If you have some queries of your own put them in the comments and I will come back to you. Relief for bunion pain can be attained by wearing wide fitting shoes, wherein the leather upper will allow a stretch. One should avoid wearing high-heeled shoes. Soft shoes will make your toe feel better and will relieve you off continual pain. Moreover, special shoes are also made to relieve pain associated with bunions.