Bunions are a common foot condition that can be caused by many different factors such as genetics, arthritis, or tight-fighting shoes.
Bunions are a foot deformity that is caused by the big toe pushing against the second toe. This can happen when the foot is too narrow or when there is an imbalance in the muscles and ligaments of the foot. The symptoms of bunions include pain, swelling, redness, and sometimes a visible bump on the side of the big toe. Bunions can be treated with surgery or non-surgical treatments such as orthotics or shoe inserts.
Q. What are the causes of bunions?
- abnormal foot structure, which is inherited
- flat feet
- excessively flexible ligaments
- tight or too-small shoes that cause your toes to crowd together
- shoes that high heels or pointy toes
- standing for long periods of time
- arthritis symptoms in your feet
Q. What are symptoms of bunions?
- pain and stiffness of the big toe joint
- swelling of the big toe joint
- the foot becoming too wide, making it difficult to wear shoes
- difficulty walking
- arthritis in the big toe
Q. What are the risk factors of bunions?
- wearing high heels that crowd your toes
- shoes that are too tight or too narrow
- rheumatoid arthritis