Since moving south, I don't get to skate often as the rink is 2 hrs. away. I developed a large bunion on my one foot, and surgery is not an option because I have no health insurance. I have not seen an orthopedic yet, but I am sure I will have to. Anyway, I wondered if anyone here suffers with bunions and how they cope with wearing a tight skating boot? It's hard to even put my foot into the boot, as bending the toes really hurts. I have to adjust the laces, so they are not too tight. And it takes awhile, but I am able to skate. Motrin really helps with the pain and inflammation. But wondering if any type of gel pad or something else might help? I had to switch to wide width sneakers, cause anything tight causes pain. I'd appreciate any advice you can offer. Thank you!!!