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What is a Bunion?

Don't let bunions get in your way! 

A bunion is a painful swelling or bump 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 (moving 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 inflamed and eventually becoming larger.

If you're having pain in your bunion get help by scheduling your appointment with an experienced podiatrists.

 

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