Bunions are bony bumps that protrude out of the normal parameters of the joint of the big toe. Typically, these can be swollen, painful, callused and uncomfortable. Bunions are caused by the malalignment of the big toe joint causing the toe to grow out at an angle. The cause of bunions is not known exactly but the following factors can contribute: family history of bunions (genetics), type of footwear worn, some types of arthritis and biomechanical factors. A bunion refers specifically to the bony prominence caused by Hallux Valgus. In some cases, a large sack of fluid can form over the enlarged joint causing it to become inflamed and painful. In some cases, smaller bunions can also form on the outside of the little toe joint, these are also known as Tailors bunions and are treated similarly to normal bunions by way of surgical intervention.
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