Medical Considerations for Bunions

Bunions can develop at any time.  Although they don't always cause further complications, they are often painful and are usually permanent unless surgically corrected.  If the bursa over the affected joint becomes inflamed (bursitis), the bunion can be especially painful and can interfere with normal activities.

Always talk with your doctor if you have pain, redness or other indications of problems in any area of your feet that persist for more than a few days.


Reviewed by: Robert P. Thompson, C.Ped, IPFH Scientific Advisory Board
Last updated: June 11, 2015 

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