Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Bunion

This deformity affects the joint at the base of the big toe. It is a bony bump beneath the skin on the inner side of the foot. A bunion starts small, but over time it can grow to become very large. Bunions are more common in women.

What is a bunion?

This detailed video describes the deformity of bunions, including their causes, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment. Wearing high heeled shoes, and wearing shoes that are too tight or too narrow increases your risk for developing bunions. Bunions have also been linked to problems with the structure of your foot, and to arthritis.