Medical City Dallas

Baylor, Scott & White Plano


Non-Surgical Options for Bunions

If a bony bump is growing on the side of your foot near the base of your big toe—a bunion, in other words—you may have already resigned yourself to the thought that, someday, you’re going to need surgery.

Well, hold that thought! We don’t want you to jump the gun here.

Non-Surgical Options for Bunions Yes, it is true that bunions require surgery to be corrected. Without it, the bump isn’t going away. But insisting on surgery assumes “correction” is the only goal, or even the most desirable one, and that just isn’t always the case. The most important outcome is elimination of pain and restoration of full function, allowing you to work, play and live without restriction. If you can achieve that with conservative care alone, there’s no reason you can’t put surgical treatment on indefinite hiatus.

Our office provides a variety of non-surgical treatment options for bunions, and would be glad to help you thoroughly explore them before switching to a surgical approach. Some possible treatments include:

  • New shoes that don’t pinch your toes or pressure the balls of your feet.
  • Shoe inserts or custom orthotics that cushion the toe joint, support the arches and other areas of the feet, and otherwise control abnormal motion of the toe.
  • Pads to protect the bunion from friction damage.
  • Splints and/or tape to keep the toe in proper alignment.
  • Exercises to keep the toe joint flexible and well supported.
  • Medications to manage pain.
  • Modifications to your workout or activity routine to help keep you fit and active while putting less strain on the bunion.

At Dallas Podiatry Works, our team will never push or pressure you into a treatment that isn’t right for you. We help you work through all your options for your bunion pain, including conservative remedies, so you can make informed decisions about your care. Although we are experts in performing bunion surgery, we’re always happy to help you avoid it if possible. To schedule an appointment with our office for a consultation, please call 972.566.7474.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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