The Facts on Foot Bunions:
What Are Bunions?
Bunions are painful enlargements of the area behind your big toe.
Pain or stiffness in the big toe is one of a handful of bunion symptoms. Bunions can cause the foot to evert or turn outward, making it difficult to walk. Although bunions tend to be most common in women, anyone – even children – can get them.
You May Have A Bunion If You Have:
- Pain of your big toe joint, which may make walking difficult
- Redness and swelling of your big toe joint
- A callus underneath your big toe joint
- Pain or decreased motion of your big toe
What Causes Bunions?
There are multiple factors that can contribute to bunions. For example:
- Poorly fitting shoes, especially ones that are too narrow
- Abnormal motion of your feet
Whatever the cause, bunions form when the bones in the larger joint of your big toe becomes misaligned.