Fewer foot problems cause more pain and discomfort than bunions. The good news is that bunion pain can usually be alleviated at home. That’s not to say that other steps may need to be taken, such as surgery, to fully resolve the problem. But if you need to get on your feet and make it through the day without being in agonizing pain, you can take some simple steps to make that happen.
What Are Bunions?
A bunion develops into a crooked joint that sticks out at the base of the big toe. When the big toe’s bones become misaligned, the toe can angle towards the second toe and even wind up tucked beneath or on top of the second toe. This pressure on the big toe then causes the big toe joint to push outward from your foot.
People develop bunions due to heredity, congenital deformities, or injury. Left untreated, bunions usually get worse over time. All the pressure put on your foot by standing or walking can lead to inflammation and swelling which makes the bunion bigger and that much more uncomfortable.
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