Bunions are basically abnormal lumps overlying the big toe joint AKA metatarsal joint. The medical name is ‘Hallux valgus’, and are common causes of pain in the big toe.
Bunions can also be found on the 5th toe, called ‘Tailors Bunion’ as they were common among Tailors due to the way they were sitting while working.
Bunions are a progressive disorder of the foot, and as such, they will typically lead to further problems of the little toes including clawed toes, subluxations and callous lesions.
The truth is there are many causes of Bunions; however, research shows a high percentage of people are genetically predisposed to developing them. Others causes include;