Ads are out there showing that a splint that is applied to the foot can correct a bunion. Unfortunately, these splints cannot truly correct a bunion. They can temporarily reposition the big toe, but as the deformity originates from a joint within the arch of the foot, the improvement with these splints are only notable while it is worn. These splints are helpful for many after surgical correction to assist in the healing of the surgery site, but cannot be relied upon to correct your bunion.