A bunion is a deformity of the joint bone at the base of the big toe on the foot. The main sign of a bunion is that the big toe points inwards towards the other toes on the same feet. Women are especially prone to developing bunions especially if they have been wearing tight, poor fitting shoes which gradually push the bones into an unnatural shape.
A bunionette, also known as Taylor's Bunion, is a bump that develops on the outside of the foot, near the base of the fifth toe unlike true bunions which affect the big toe.
Bunion surgery is not recommended unless you have first tried non-surgical treatment or have health problems that may make surgery dangerous. Many people therefore choose to use at-home products for the treatment and relief of the pain of bunions which include bunion pads, arch supports or custom made supports, orthotics.
Callouses, or calluses, are a thickened and hardened part of the skin in an area that is prone to friction on the foot. Most corn and callus treatments involve the use of pads, often impregnated with salicylic acid.