A bunions is a painful bump behind the great toe. There is also splaying of the first metatarsal bone in relation to the second metatarsal bone. This causes the big toe to deviate toward the other toes, pushing outward in the first metatarsal bone. This process forms a bunion. Bunions can be painful and cause calluses and blistering due to excessive pressure over the bump.
Bunions quite often are hereditary, and you also might be vulnerable to bunions if you have flat feet, have had trauma, or certain athropathies, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Tight, ill-fitting shoes, as well as high heels can also contribute to bunion formation.
Some treatments for Bunions would include corticosteroid injections, shoe modification, orthotics, anti-inflammatory medicine or surgery if severe.
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