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If initial therapy is ineffective, a return visit to the health care professional is advised. Rethinking the diagnosis and treatment plan with persisting symptoms is in order. This may require a repeat injection of cortisone or a surgical treatment (bunionectomy) with realignment of the deformity. There are a variety of surgical options. The optimal choice of therapies must be customized to the individual patient.
Proper-fitting footwear and orthotics is the key to prevention of inflammation of and progressive injury to bunions.
Prognosis of Bunions
Most patients who are treated for bunions do very well. Proper footwear to minimize recurrence, worn over the long term, is essential for the best outcome.
Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/25/2016
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