Alternate Names : Hallux valgus
A bunion is when your big toe points toward the second toe. This causes a bump on the inside edge of your toe.
Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Bunions occur more commonly in women and can sometimes run in families. People born with abnormal bones in their feet are more likely to form a bunion. Wearing narrow-toed, high-heeled shoes may lead to the development of a bunion. The condition may become painful as extra bone and a fluid-filled sac grow at the base of the big toe.
Pictures & Images
Bunion removal – series
Review Date : 3/2/2010
Reviewed By : Dennis Ogiela, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.