What causes a bunion?

Anyone can get a bunion, but they are most often seen in women. While the exact causes of bunions are unclear, genetics and lifestyle choices influence the likelihood of developing bunions and the speed at which they progress and get worse. Wearing tight-fitting or high-heeled shoes, for example, often worsens bunion pain and the deformity. Inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or neuromuscular conditions, such as polio, have also been linked to bunions.

What are bunion symptoms?

In addition to the bump on the foot, bunions can cause:

  • Recurring pain and tenderness
  • Redness and inflammation
  • Hardened skin on the bottom of the foot
  • Calluses or corns on the bump or between the toes
  • Stiffness and limited motion in the big toe, which can lead to difficulty walking and standing

No bunion is created equal

Bunions are as unique as the people who have them. And the best treatment is the one that specifically addresses yours. Your doctor can help guide you through your treatment choices.

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Important information

Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery. Only a physician can tell you if this product and associated procedure are right for you and your unique circumstances. Please consult with a physician for complete information regarding benefits, risks, anticipated implant duration and possible outcomes.


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