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Bunions (cont.)

Causes of Bunions

Bunions are very common. They are especially painful with the repeated use of pointed-toe, narrow, and high-heeled shoes. This puts added stress and pressure on the tissues at the base of the big toe and/or little toe. Bunions are progressive deformities and tend to become larger with time. The tendency to form bunions is largely inherited since foot function patterns (biomechanics) are inherited.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/4/2014

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