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.
- hallux valgus
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
More than 3 million US cases per year
Treatable by a medical professional
Lab tests or imaging not required
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong