Many believe that bunions are the problem of the elderly or of women who wear very tight shoes. But every day we see both men and women of all ages in our waiting room looking for relief from the pain of bunions.
Causes and Symptoms
A bunion results from years of abnormal pressure on the big toe joint caused by your gait, shoe choice, arthritis, injury or even your genetic foot type. When the bone or tissue of the big toe moves out of place and extends beyond the normal curvature of the toe, a bump or bunion forms on the joint. The big toe will push against the next toe and crowd the others.