Bunions are often seen as a bump on the side of the big toe. A bunion occurs when the joint at the base of your big toe becomes enlarged, sore and swollen. Your big toe may start to angle toward your second toe, or move underneath it, this puts the other bones out of alignment, producing the bump that we call the bunion. Bunions can be progressive.
Bunions do have four stages of development, some require something as simple as appropriate footwear to surgical correction. There is a genetic tendency for them to develop and many people have them and yet don't display any discomfort.
Bunions can be painful; if you are experiencing problems with your feet then come and see Griffith Foot Clinic for a diagnosis and treatment options. These can range from footwear advice, padding, and orthotics and in some extreme circumstances surgery may be recommended.