Bunions | Hallux Valgus


Bunions may develop at any time, and though they don't always cause problems, they're permanent unless surgically corrected. If the cushioning sac of fluid (bursa) over the affected joint becomes inflamed (bursitis), a bunion can be very painful and interfere with your normal activities. Bunions do also have a tendency to grow with time, and may get larger and more painful, making soft wide shoes less effective at controlling symptoms.

Other complications can include:

  • Skin changes like corns and callouses developing over the bump
  • Changes in other toes, including hammertoe or clawing


11 August, 2012