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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.

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