Bunions

Bunions

A bunion is a bump on the inner side of the foot near the base of the big toe. It can be formed when the big toe pushes against the next toe. It’s made up of a fluid-filled sac. They can vary in size. You may see the big toe turning inwards due to the bunion. 

Symptoms may include: 

  • Pain in the foot area and the big toe 
  • Redness and swelling 
  • Stiffness 
  • Poor movement of the big toe 
  • Difficulty or pain when walking 

Possible causes include: 

  • Tight Shoes 
  • Foot Stress 
  • Arthritis 

Bunions may be associated with Hallux valgus which is a bony bump or enlarged tissue around the joint at the base of the big toe. 

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