bunion what is it
A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe. It is caused by the displacement of the bone or tissue at the big toe joint, resulting in the big toe pointing towards the other toes of the foot. This displacement causes the joint to stick out and form a bony bump on the side of the foot. Bunions can cause the surrounding skin and tissue to become swollen and painful, making it difficult to walk or wear certain types of shoes. Bunions can be caused by a variety of factors such as genetics, certain types of footwear, and certain medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, injury or overuse. Consult a doctor or a podiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatment.