A bunion is a bony growth that forms at the joint of the big toe. This growth is caused by the big toe pushing toward the other toes, causing it to slant at an angle against the normal profile of the foot. Eventually, being in this unnatural position enlarges the toe joint, causing pain and more crowding of the toes.
The most common cause of bunions is wearing shoes that fit too tightly; however, they may also be the result of a genetic defect or a medical condition, such as arthritis.
When a similar condition occurs with the little toe, it is called a bunionette.
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