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Symptoms and Causes of Bunions

Bunions are an annoying condition to develop on your feet. Although they generally do not require much in terms of medical treatment, it is important to see a doctor anytime something is bothering you too much.

Symptoms

It is crucial to go to a doctor’s appointment with some idea of what you have. If you experience the following symptoms, you can be reasonably confident you have bunions.
  • Persistent pain emanating throughout foot
  • Calluses or corns developing on feet
  • Soreness, redness or swelling forming around big toe
  • Bulging bump forming on the base of your foot
These symptoms can make it difficult to walk. If you experience difficulty walking due to your symptoms, see a doctor immediately.

Causes

Occasionally, it seems as though bunions form for no real reason at all. However, some of the most common reasons for why bunions develop include:
  • Congenital birth defects
  • Injury that occurred on the foot
  • Inherited foot type
  • Certain variations of arthritis
There is some disagreement concerning the role footwear plays in bunion development. In the event you have bunions, you should stick with shoes that are comfortable and allow your foot to breathe. Talk to a doctor when you are worried, and you can learn more about the foot care you need by contacting Baton Rouge Foot Care at 225-763-7770.