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Back to School and Work May Lead to Bunions

Getting back into your school and work routines means getting your feet back in shoes. If your shoes don't fit properly it can lead to foot pain and foot disorders such as bunions.

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Forming a bunion. What can I do?

Bunions form on more than one-third of American women, and it generally comes from wearing narrow, tight shoes as well as high heels; however, they can also be hereditary. When it comes to bunions, the base of your big toe grows in size and sticks out from the rest of the foot a bit.

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Bunions, what are they and what causes them?

Bunions are a common affliction of the metatarsophalangeal joint that causes the inner portion of that joint to enlarge at the base of your big toe. They appear as a bump on the side of the big toe and are often the result of the shifting of the framework of the bones in the front part of your foot. Your big toe will begin to lean toward the second toe, messing up the alignment. Bunions form slowly and can usually be attributed to the wrong kind of shoes as well as genetics. Bunions typically begin developing for people who are...

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Do you suffer from hallux valgus?

It is a medical term that you probably have never heard of, but it's more commonly known as a bunion. Hallux refers to the big toe, and Valgus is a term meaning an outward angle. Bunions are caused when the big toe shifts and points towards the other toes.  This causes the metatarsal bone to protrude on the inner side of the foot.  When this bone shifts this way, it starts to rub on the inside of shoes and causes swelling and eventually leads to more bone to form at the joint, compounding the issue. While there is some research...

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