Symptoms of Bunions
Bunions generally have the following signs and symptoms:
- Appear as a bony protrusion on the joint of the big toe (the first metatarsophalangeal joint).
- Red, thickened skin around the big toe joint.
- Pain over the joint, which can be made worse by pressure from footwear.
- The big toe may deviate toward the other toes (big toe may cross over the others).
A bunionette is a smaller bunion that occurs on the medial side (outside) of the foot just below the little toe (at the fifth metatarsophalangeal joint), and may also be painful, especially when exposed to pressure.