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Bunions

What are Bunions?

A bunion is an enlargement of bone or tissue around the joint, usually found at the base of the big toe. The big toe may turn in toward the second toe and the tissues surrounding the joint may be swollen and tender.

What are the causes?

The most common causes of bunions are:

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of bunions include:

Having bunions can also make it harder to find shoes that fit properly; bunions may force a person to have to buy a larger size shoe to accommodate the width the bunion creates. When bunion deformity becomes severe enough, the foot can hurt in different places even without the constriction of shoes because it then becomes a mechanical function problem of the forefoot.

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