I have a juvenile bunion on my right foot big toe. I am 16 years old. I had surgery on it when I was 13 after being told my foot was done growing. The last 3 years have been okay but I had surgery twice in 2 years on the other ankle for a different unrelated problem. I had no bunion pain those years. Now this year of 2017 the pain has come back with a vengeance. I went back to the doctor and all she can think to do is start cutting tendons and more excess bone removal. Unfortunately I don’t have the x-rays to share. It has become pretty severe pain. I wear orthotics in my shoes, I wear sensible shoes, and I wear a toe separator. So the question is should I have the surgery hoping it will work or continue to live in pain. My doctor suggests surgery but my mom (NOT a medical professional) disagrees and says I should stick it out. What should we do? The pain is pretty severe and never goes away even when I am relaxing and not on my feet.