A bony bump that appears at the base of your big toe (and rarely on your little toe), a bunion is caused by improper foot mechanics, arthritis, or an injury. If your foot is flattened too much, the toe joint moves beyond its normal range and causes a bunion. If you are prone to bunions, wearing high heels or poorly fitted shoes can make the problem worse.
Not all bunions cause symptoms, but some of the possible symptoms include:
The right treatment for you depends on the severity of your bunions. Your doctor might suggest: