Bunions are often painful and can really impact day-to-day life when it comes to walking around and being on your feet all day.
No only are they entirely inconvenient when it comes to dressing up in heels or hitting the dance floor, but they can make it difficult to just get through the day without feeling that painful throb in your foot.
Bunions usually arise from changes to the bone structure in your foot, often due to the shoes you wear or even just the way you walk, and cause the feet and toes to cease lining up properly.
While they’re most common at the base of the big toe, sometimes they occur at the bottom of the little toe too. These are known as bunionettes or “tailor’s bunion.”
Fast facts on bunions
Causes and risk factors for developing bunions include:
Doctors also believe that wearing high-heels or narrow pointed shoes can also cause bunions to develop.
Symptoms of bunions
The symptoms can get worse overtime, especially if they are aggravated by wearing ill-fitting shoes, high-heels, or being on your feet all day.
While they begin as small lumps, they grow larger over time.
Bunions can lead to a number of other painful conditions developing around them.
There are a number of ways to treat bunions that don’t require going under the knife.
Treatments for bunions that do not require surgery include:
If none of these treatments work, your doctor may recommend surgery to get rid of the bunion, but this is done on a case by case basis.