Bunions can be the source of significant pain, and may eventually even cause other toes to become deformed. If you’re searching for relief from irritating bunions, the talented team at Synergy Foot and Ankle is here to help and guide you to relief.
Other Common Causes
Bunions can also be caused by the big toe pushing or crossing over onto the second toe, which makes it difficult to walk due to pressure from footwear. Once the big toe leans toward the second toe, the tendons no longer pull the toe in a straight line, so the problem tends to get progressively worse and can also lead to the development of painful corns and calluses.
Bunions can also be caused by age, arthritis, or playing sports. Although anyone can get a bunion, they tend to be seen more commonly in women, possibly due to some of the more restrictive footwear women frequently wear (bunions occur in about 30 percent of the population of most Western countries).