What are bunions?
Bunion (Hallux Abducto Valgus) is the common name for a protruding big toe joint on the side of the foot which can cause difficulty finding shoes of sufficient width and can cause pain and rubbing.
What causes bunions?
A bunion is caused by a displacement of the first metatarsal bone (the long bone in the arch) and its connecting toe bone (called the phalanx). This displacement can be caused as a result of poor footwear including fashion shoes, court shoes or pointed shoes.