Foot Facts: Bunions

 

A bunion is an abnormal, bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. Bunions form when your big toe pushes up against your other toes, forcing your big toe joint in the opposite direction, away from the normal profile of your foot. Over time, the abnormal position enlarges your big toe joint, further crowding your other toes and causing pain.

 

Bunions can occur for a number of reasons, but a common cause is wearing shoes that are too tight. Bunions can also develop as a result of an inherited structural defect or stress on your foot or a medical condition, such as arthritis.

 

Smaller bunions — bunionettes — can also develop on the joint of your little toes.

 

Symptoms:

  • Enlarged joint at the base of the big toe

  • Big toe begins to shift toward other toes

  • Redness and swelling of the big toe joint

  • Restricted movement and/or pain in the big toe

  • Calluses forming on the side of the big toe

 

Caused By:

  • Footwear that is not the natural shape of the foot

  • Pronation - Rolling towards the medial side (inside) of the foot

  • Narrow and/or pointed shoes

  • Some hereditary traits

 

Recommendations:

  • Choose footwear with a natural foot shape

  • Orthotics to stabilize the medial arch

  • Seek medical opinion if pain persists

Brands of footwear that typically produce styles that will work for this Condition.

 

Click the brand name to view their current styles.

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Founded in 1992, FootStock has been providing women with quality fashion and comfort footwear for 25 years.     Privately owned and operated, we carry the best women's footwear the industry has to offer.
Founded in 1992, FootStock has been providing women with quality fashion and comfort footwear for 25 years.     Privately owned and operated, we carry the best women's footwear the industry has to offer.

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