Bunions

Identification and description of common nail disorders and diseases.

Bunions

Postby jumpyg » Thu May 22, 2008 2:42 pm

Bunions

A bunion is a bump/bulge that is usually located over the joint between the big toe and the the first metatarsal bone. It is a structural disorder whereby the big toe curves in to the second toe. Since the big toe holds most of our weight they can go from being slightly annoying to extremely painful. It is often characterised by a thick layer of skin that grows over it. Bunions can be caused by the inherited foot structure, arthritic conditions, poorly fitted shoes, and the natural widening of the foot structure due to age.

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