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What is a Bunion?

Don't let your bunion pain get you down! 

A bunion is a painful swelling or lump on the inside of the big toe joint. A bunion, occurs when the first metatarsal bone starts to deviate to the inside of the foot (away from the second metatarsal).  As this occurs the big toe usually starts to move toward, and sometimes even over or under, the second toe. 

Bunions by themselves are not usually painful unless they become severe or if arthritis develops in the big toe joint.  However, bunion pain can be caused by wearing closed shoes that put pressure on the bunion area.

Wearing shoes that are painful or that put pressure on the bunion can make the lump become even more inflamed and eventually become larger.

If you're having bunion pain find help from our expereinced podiatrists. Schedule a foot evaluation for your bunion by calling (562) 433-0478.