Hi Docs, My 14 year old daughter has bunions on both feet, and the dr she had seen a couple years ago said the only thing that could be done was surgery. Obviously we did not opt for the surgery. Now, this was my daughters moms version of the story so I have no idea if this is completely true or not. He also told her that her bunions are hereditary (my dad had a bunion on one foot [my dad is the only one in my family to have a bunion, probably caused by his work boots] and her grandma on her moms side has bunions really bad[I've only seen her wear narrow "cute" shoes as long as I've known her]). My daughter lives with her mom most of the year and I know she has worn ill fitting shoes a lot and that is probably a big cause of her bunions, not hereditary. I always have to purchase new shoes when she's with me because the ones she has are way too small. Anyhow, yesterday we came across bunion night splints and so we wanted to find out if they can actually help or if they are a big waste of money? I have been very actively trying to teach my daughter about shoe fit so we can hopefully keep her bunions from at least getting worse. Is there anything that we can do to try to help heal them? Thank you docs!