A bunionectomy is a surgical procedure to remove or excise a bunion. A bunion is a deformity of the joint connecting the big toe to the rest of the foot. The first metatarsal bone deviates towards the midline of the body while the big toe itself deviates in the opposite direction. It usually occurs when long term pressure is applied to the outside of the big toe, forcing it inwards towards (and in extreme cases, over) the other toes of the foot. The products below may help with recovery after a bunionectomy, but you are advised to use them with the knowledge and consultation of your doctor or other health care professional.