A bunion is a bump by the first toe. The bump can be painful when rubbing in a shoe. Many times patients are told that they need surgery for the pain. Very often the pain is not really on the outside of the bunion, but inside of the joint. For these patients surgery is not the answer. There is a simple 2 minute treatment that is done in the office that makes surgery unnecessary. In my office many patients are told not to have surgery unless this treatment is tried.