Bunions are corrected surgically. No amount of conservative or non-invasive care will actually get RID of a bunion, though these treatments often offer relief of pain from the bunion. Fixing a bunion involves repositioning the bone behind the big toe and securing it with screws and sometimes medical fixation plates. The bone can be repositioned after making a cut in it (think of it as a carefully performed fracturing of the bone) or it can be repositioned at the joint in the arch of the foot.