Bunions, also called hallux abductovalgus, are a boney prominence at the base of the big toe on the inside of the foot. Bunions appear like a bone growth but are actually a bulging of the underlying displaced big toe joint. This misalignment of the big toe joint, resulting in the big toe joint pushing out under the skin. There are a number of factors that can cause bunions including: genetics, and family history.
Women are more likely to get bunions, though men can developing them too. People with uneven limb lengths or flatfeet can be more likely to develop bunions. Some structural issues such as Morton’s foot, loose ligaments, and bone structure deformities can also cause bunions. Additionally, improper shoe gear and injuries can also cause bunions. To learn more about bunions, contact our office today.