Bunions are an abnormal bony protrusion present just behind the big toe joint. Bunions can be genetic, acquired or a combination but either way can cause problems. Different types of bunions present with different problems but difficulity finding comfortable shoes is what causes most people to seek treatment. There are many ways to treat the symptoms associated with bunions without surgery however, surgical correction is the only way to definitively remove a bunion deformity. Surgical options vary depending on the amount of deformity present and will be discussed by your doctor. More information on bunions can be found below.