Firstly, just because you have a bunion does not mean you have to do anything. If it’s not bothering you, leave it alone.

However, bunions can be painful and can have a big impact on your mobility. They can also cause people to become self-conscious of their feet.

Unfortunately there is no way of knowing if your bunion will progress and if it does how quickly this will happen. The best thing to do is to ask an older family member who also has bunions what theirs did.

There only a few treatments and a number of these can be self administered, so your symptoms may be resolved without even seeing a health professional.

For more information, download our bunions information leaflet.