Causes of Bunions

There are several causes of bunions:

  • Heredity: some inherited foot types—flat or overpronated —are more vulnerable to the formation of bunions.
  • High-heeled, pointy toe, poorly designed or ill-fitting shoes.
  • Foot injuries that affect the big toe and little toe joints.
  • Deformities present at birth (congenital issues).
  • Arthritis, including inflammatory or degenerative forms, that cause the protective cartilage that covers the big toe joint to deteriorate.
  • Occupations or leisure activities that put extra stress on the feet or that are associated with pointed shoes (for example, dancers and wearers of western boots).

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