Those suffering from painful bunions can now benefit from a new, technologically advanced surgical procedure that allows sufferers to experience minimal downtime, no crutches or cast, and the ability to walk immediately after the procedure. A bunion, or a big toe joint that is poorly aligned, can lead to many other complications, such as inflammatory arthritis or hammertoe. Bunion symptoms typically include swelling, redness, and soreness. They can typically be treated through conservative modalities such as wearing wider shoes, padding, ice, anti-inflammatory medicine, or custom orthotics. Surgical management is considered if non-invasive methods prove unsuccessful, and the new technology available can treat the condition and allow for a faster return to daily activities.