In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the deformity and alleviate pain. Surgery involves removing the bony bump, realigning the bones of the foot and sometimes other procedures on other toes.
Osteotomy simply means cutting a bone. The surgery includes balancing the tissues causing the deformity, realigning the bones and fixation with screws. There are many types osteotomies depending on the degree of deformity.
The surgery can be performed on both feet if required. The results are very good in terms of narrowing the foot and relief of pain although there is a recovery time of some months for the swelling to fully subside.