A bunion is a bone deformity which most commonly affects the big toe. Conservative methods of treating bunions include wearing wider shoes and custom molded orthotics. However, because bunions are a bony structural problem, the most effective treatment is a surgical correction.
Hammertoes are painful bone contractures of the toes. Conservative treatment includes altered shoe gear, padding, and custom molded orthotics. For severe cases, surgical correction may be the necessary treatment.