Bunions | Hallux Valgus

Risk Factors

These factors may increase your risk of developing bunions:

  • High heels. Wearing high heels forces your toes into the front of your shoes, often crowding your toes.
  • Ill-fitting shoes. People who wear shoes that are too tight, too narrow or too pointed are also more susceptible.
  • Arthritis. Arthritis may increase your risk through pain that changes the way you walk.
  • Genetics & Heredity. A family history of bunions may mean you have inherited a tendency to develop bunions, possibly as a result of minor defects in the structure of the foot.
11 August, 2012