A bunion is formed when the big toe pushes against the next toe. Tight shoes, foot stress, and arthritis are causes.

The main symptoms are bone deformity, pain, and stiffness.

Treatments include changing shoes, padding the foot, and pain medications. Painful bunions can be removed surgically.

A bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe.

  • hallux valgus

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

Very common

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Cases per year

More than 3 million US cases per year

Treatable by a medical professional

Usually self-diagnosable

Lab tests or imaging not required

Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

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