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    Can bunions be treated without surgery?

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  • Mr Wei-Han Tay is an Australian-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions, and trauma. Wei-Han obtained his undergraduate medical … View Profile

    Non-operative management strategies include simple (over-the-counter) analgesia and oral anti-inflammatory medication (if not contraindicated), wearing supportive shoes with a wide toe box and using footwear aids, such as a bunion sleeve/splint or toe spacer. The later will not get rid of your bunion, but can potentially slow down the progression of your deformity, in addition to providing symptomatic relief. Diligent foot hygiene and regular podiatry care can also help prevent pressure area wounds and infection.

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