In this video, Dr. Baravarian discusses bunion causes and treatment options.
A bunion typically appears as a bump on the inside edge of the foot, where the innermost bone of the foot meets the big toe. The bump appears when the first metatarsal shifts outward so that the head of the bone protrudes on the inside of the foot near the big toe joint.
If you suffer from bunions, you’re in good company (although it may not feel like it by the end of the day). Bunions are one of the most common foot problems, affecting an estimated 25-33% of adults. Bunions occur the most in women and older adults.