First up, I'd like to apologise for asking questions with my first post, but I'm desperate for some informed advice.
I have had a smallish sized bunion for over 20 years now, it's only after suffering with prolonged (2 months) symptoms of gout, that for the first time, it has caused real pain. Before this, I regularly walked 5 miles most every day, but alas, not anymore. It's amazing, how something so simple can impact so much.
I was wondering if there is a successful treatment out there for this pain. I appreciate that the disorder is mainly related to bone growth within the joint of the big toe and ultimately requires surgery to remove. But I am loathe to go down that route. If acupuncture could solve the pain issue and give me back the ability to get out there and enjoy the great outdoors, then that would be great.
Thank you in advance for any comments you may leave!