I had mine surgically corrected and it was an amazing improvement. It was pretty painful recovery wise (you would not believe how much it hurts if you accidentally catch it!) but since then I have not had a jot of pain. I was on crutches for about 8 weeks and now have 4 screws in my foot but it was worth it. It used to really ache, which is why I opted for surgery, and now nothing. And I no longer wear holes in the side of my shoes! Mine were definitely inherited as I have worn nothing but sensible shoes and trainers since I was tiny.