What is a Bunion?

A bunion is a bump that is located on the side of the big toe. The bump is caused by a deformity in the foot structure. The leaning of the big toe inward towards the second toe of the foot causes a curve of the bone and the ‘bump’ in the side of the big toe. Incorrect shoe sizes, although often thought to cause bunions, do not cause them, but is a factor in the formation of the bunion. Some symptoms include redness, swelling, numbess, soreness, and also inflammation. For information on bunions you can refer to a website such as