. Bunions - Symptoms, Risk Factors & Treatment | CK Birla Hospital
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A bunion is a bony lump that grows and develops at the base of your big toe’s joint. It happens when the bones at the front of your foot start to slide out of place. This pulls the tip of your big toe toward your smaller toes, causing the joint at the base of your big toe to protrude. The skin around the bunion may be inflamed and irritated.

Symptoms
Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of a bunion include:

Causes & risk factors
Causes & risk factors

Even though there are several theories as to why and how bunions develop, the exact cause of bunions is still unknown.

Factors likely include:

These factors might increase your risk of bunions:

Diagnosis
Diagnosis

The doctor will easily be able to identify or examine the foot and help determine that the overgrowth on the toe is bunions.

Treatment
Treatment

The treatment of bunions depends on the severity of the growth and its pain. There are two types of treatment methods that can be followed- Non-surgical and surgical.

Non-surgical Treatment 

Surgical Treatment