Bunions are more common in women than in men, occurring for various reasons attributed to genetics, wrong footwear and injuries to the area. This progressive foot deformity, that usually worsens over time, typically causes the big toe to bend towards the second toe resulting in a bony bump on the inside of the foot at the big toe joint, which can be both painful and aesthetically unpleasant.  

To avoid the bunions from deteriorating and to help manage the symptoms, it is recommended for those suffering from this condition to wear wider and more comfortable footwear.

Various surgical procedures are available for correcting the deformed bone in an effort to relieve the pain. Bunions are usually treated without surgery in the early stages.