It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Gout, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Bunion.
Bunions can be prevented by wearing comfortable wide shoes and making sure toes are not squeezed together. Medications can be used to help relieve the pain or inflammation caused by bunions. Surgery is recommended in severe cases, but it is noted that recovery time is long. The diagnosis is made by the doctor by examining the foot. Blood tests may be ordered to make sure that arthritis is not the cause of the problem. An x-ray may be ordered to check the severeness of the bunion.