A bunion is when your big toe points toward the second toe. This causes a bump on the side of your toe. Bunions occur more commonly in women and can sometimes run in families. People born with abnormal bones in their feet are more likely to form a bunion. Wearing narrow-toed, high-heeled shoes may lead to the development of a bunion. The condition may become painful as extra bone and a fluid-filled sac grow at the base of the big toe.
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- What Is a Bunion? American Podiatric Medical Association
- The American Podiatric Medical Association offers bunion diagnosis, treatment and prevention information.
- Bunions, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Follow this link to learn more about bunion causes and treatments.
- Bunions, Mayo Clinic
- This link provides information on symptoms and treatment of bunions. There is also information on prevention of bunions and home remedies for treatment of bunions.
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