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What Causes Bunions?


A bunion is an unusual bony protrusion that forms at the base of the big toe. Typically, the big toe deviates inwards, sometimes overlapping the second toe. This occurs because of the outward deviation of the first metatarsal bone, which is the bone found under the big toe; hence, the formation of a bunion. It is important to mention that there is no is no new bone formation or growth in bunions, this only involves the protrusion of bone, this is crucial knowledge for the treatment for this condition.



Causes of Bunions


1.       Hereditary. This is probably the most common cause of foot problems among children. If other members of your family have bunions, then you have a high risk of developing this condition. However, it doesn’t mean you will definitely develop a bunion.

2.       Poor fitting shoes. Poorly fitting shoes can definitely contribute to the formation of bunions. When shoes are too small or tight, this could push the big toe inwards. The continued stress on the big toe can cause the joint of the big toe and first metatarsal bone to deviate outwards, hence forming a bunion. The use of high heels is an excellent example of this, since the whole weight of the body is focused on the front of the foot, causing incredible strain on the toe joints.


3.       Arthritis. Several forms of arthritis can cause bunions like gout, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. All of these conditions cause inflammation and swelling in the joints of the big toe.


4.       Injuries. Some injuries can also cause bunions, especially when the ligaments and tendons of the big toe are involved.



Treatment

Supportive treatment is the initial treatment of bunions to control pain and swelling. Surgery is the best way in treating bunions. Surgery is considered when the patient can no longer bear the pain and swelling. A surgical technique for bunions called minimal invasive or scarless bunion surgery comes highly recommended because of its fast recovery. You can be on your feet in just 1 to 3 days.

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