Can Bunions be Reversed without Surgery?

Can Bunions be Reversed Without Surgery?

Can Bunions be Reversed without Surgery? Bunions can be reversed if they are only caused by a soft tissue deformity and not by a bone deformity. What this means is that some bunions are a result of tight skin and ligaments, whereas some people actually have crooked and bent bones that can only be fixed with surgery.


Can Bunions be Reversed without Surgery?
Can Bunions Be Reversed Without Surgery

Can Bunions be Reversed without Surgery?

  • If they are due to soft tissue.
  • Correcting your shoes can help.
  • Getting an insert can help.
  • Getting a splint can help.
  • More difficult if it is rigid and you can’t bend it back by hand.

Can Bunions be Reversed Without Surgery?
The soft tissue in the joint does adapt to this position over many decades. It is not something that is turned around overnight.

When is due to soft tissue that can be reversed?

The bunion initially develops as a soft tissue deformity when you start to walk improperly in high heels, with flat feet or over time as you put on weight and get older. The ligaments slowly stretch over the years and the bunion buckles outward; as the years go on the bone itself also begins to deform and at this point osteoarthritis develops, you start to lose big toe joint motion and it is too late to reverse it without surgery.

Bunion X-ray
If you take a look at the X-ray here, it is not completely arthritic. There is still some joint space seen at the big toe joint.

How Can I tell if I need surgery or not?

A good first step is to try and move your big toe up and down all the way to the bottom and all the way to the top. If you are in pain and it hurts, you hear a crunchy grinding type noise this means that you have osteoarthritis at this point and there is nothing that can really be done at this point but surgery or living with it.

If the big toe has really good motion up or down then it odds are in your favor that this problem can be corrected without surgery.


What causes a bunion?
Although this is difficult to prove, tight shoe gear has shown that those genetically susceptible to bunion formation are more likely to form a bunion.


Reversal of Bunions without Surgery Treatment Guide

Visit our our Complete Bunion Treatment Guide to find out how to reverse your bunion without surgery.  This guide is developed based on the leading scientific literature and podiatrist or foot doctor guidelines.



Can bunions be reversed without surgery?
Can bunions be reversed without surgery? As good as these pads feel, but at the same time there is no evidence that any of these splints are able to reverse damage after many years of deformity.

Complete Bunion Treatment Guide





For more on Can Bunions be Reversed without Surgery?


About the author

The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.