Bunions: Causes, Prevention, and Treatments

A bunion is an enlargement on the side of the foot near the base of the big toe (hallux) —the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. A bunion forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place. The toe is forced to bend toward the others, causing an often painful lump of bone on the foot. Wearing improperly fitted shoes is partly to blame for your bunions, … Read more