These can be a problem at any age, Footwear modification can solve most problems. However, when conservative means fail, surgery is a definitive option. Using a chevron osteotomy and dissolving (orthosorb) pins, you will be in a synthetic plaster bootee for 4-6 weeks after the surgery. There will be no protruding painful metal pins or internal metalwork. Recovery is rapid. The surgery has much advanced in the past ten to twenty years. The aim now is to reconstruct normal anatomy as much as possible, this avoids biomechanical derangement within the foot.