Causes and symptoms of bunions

A bunion is formed when the big toe is pointed at the second toe. This causes a bump to appear on the outer edge of the finger.

Causes
Bunions are more common in women than men.
The problem may run in families. People who are born with
Abnormal bones in the feet are more likely to form a bunion.

Wearing high-heeled, pointed-toe shoes can lead to the formation of a bunion.

The condition can become painful as the lump worsens. Extra bone and a fluid-filled sac grow at the base of the big toe.

Symptoms
Symptoms may include:

- Calloused and reddened skin along the inner edge at the base of the big toe.

-A bony protrusion at the first joint of the big toe, with decreased movement at the finger site.

-Pain over the joint that worsens with the pressure of the shoes.

-The big toe rotates towards the other toes and can be mounted on the second toe. As a result, calluses develop where the first and second fingers overlap.

-Difficulty wearing regular shoes.

You may have trouble finding shoes that fit well or are painless.

Source:   Medline

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