Many people don’t realize that a bunion can be caused by several hereditary factors. There are many different external factors that contribute to or cause a bunion, and your genetic makeup can play a large role.
Loose ligaments in the foot can lead to a bunion. Certain genetic conditions are associated with loose ligaments in the foot, increasing your odds of a bunion. Morton’s foot, a condition where the first metatarsal is shorter than the rest, can be inherited and can lead to the formation of a bunion. Knowing if your family has a history of bunion-related issues can help you to prevent them in the future.
Reconstructive foot surgeon Dr. Neal Blitz specializes in bunion procedures and has years of experience with diagnosing the causes of bunions. Dr. Blitz can help you to prevent the formation of a bunion or prevent an existing one from getting worse. Contact us to schedule a consultation.