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A bunion forms when your big toe points toward the second toe. The condition is more common in women since wearing narrow-toed, high-heeled shoes can be a factor.


  • Red, calloused skin on the inside of the big toe
  • A bony bump
  • Pain at the joint
  • Big toe turned toward other toes


  • Wear wide-toed shoes.Wear felt or foam pads to protect the bunion and spacers to separate toes.
  • Surgery can realign the toe if the bunion continues to worsen.

There are many ways to treat this condition. Your doctor will discuss the best options for you.

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