Your best bet is to make an appointment with your family doctor to get it checked out. It may be a bunion, but unless your fiancé is a doctor, it may be better to get that verified by a medical professional. They will also be able to give you some tips on how to manage. If you still need help after senior PCP, come back and give us a holler.
I've had bunions for years that never really bothered me, except that I always had to buy wide width shoes. Then, about 3 years ago, the one on my left foot started getting larger & painful and it also itched. After a few months of discomfort, I went to a podiatrist. She diagnosed it as a RA nodule and I had to have it surgically removed. That's how I found out I had RA! Lab tests she ordered confirmed. I'm not suggesting this is the same for you, but it might be worth checking out with a podiatrist if the pain persists.
Good Luck, Kathy
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