Join Date: May 2009
Location: Anywhere but social media
I have exactly the same issue, left foot, bulging on right side, big toe shifted to left. Would post pic but it's too gross. It's been like that since I was a kid. Most of my shoes need to be thrown away before their time because of hole where bunion presses on boot material.
I am super active & further more I have now to deal with plantar fasciitis on same foot, probably caused by overall foot deformity. I will NOT do surgery; first, it is not guaranteed it will work, second it makes you unable to hike for longer time I am willing to accept. Third, as soon as you mess with something, you fix one thing but cause other problems.
Solution? Management. Right shoes. Massage. My aunt was a doctor and told me once to get into habit of gently rubbing it when sitting & watching tv or something. Maybe it's purely mental but I swear it helps. Wear inserts for plantar and compression sock; cured it back to almost 100%. Still able to hike, backpack,scramble, cycle, ski & walk daily at least 10km