Most people can easily self-diagnose bunions (medically referred to as hallux abducto-valgus) as it is seen as a bump at the inside border of your feet. It is caused by destruction of the first or big toe joint, causing malalignment andeventually, lesser toe deformities. You may also develop nail problems with corns and callosities on the sole of your feet. In some cases it may become painful to wear shoes. Your podiatrist at Southlake can help you with all aspects of bunion management, and can discuss your treatment options with you.
Some predisposing factors include: