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Medicine will not prevent or cure bunions. But it may relieve pain and inflammation and allow you to do your normal daily activities.

If your toe pain is not severe, you can try nonprescription medicine first, such as:

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Understanding Bunions -- Diagnosis and Treatment

Even though bunions are obvious from the pain and unusual shape of the big toe, further diagnosis is wise. A doctor will usually take X-rays to determine the extent of the deformity. Blood tests may be advised to see if a type of arthritis may be causing the pain. Based on this evaluation, your doctor can determine whether you need orthopedic shoes, custom made inserts, medication, surgery, or other treatment.

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Last Updated: August 05, 2013
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