Bunions really are a common condition of the feet, particularly in women. Bunions are an enlargement on the inside of the big toe joint that may become painful in shoes and joint pain in the joint may also be a problem. Bunions are regarded as more common in females because they are very likely to wear more restrictive and poorer fitting footwear. The main cause of bunions are considered to be a mixture of environment and genetics. The environmental concerns are poorer fitting shoes that deforms the foot. There's also a genetic element as those who don't wear shoes could possibly get them. It's now commonly believed that the footwear might not be the cause, but poorer shoes brings them on at a earlier age, makes them grow more quickly and makes the end result a whole lot worse.
The only way to make bunions go away is via surgical procedures. There are many different techniques widely marketed online and in social media, but it's unlikely that any of them work. They typically use phony pre and post pictures and bogus testimonials. Surgical treatment is certainly not minor and could result in some impairment afterwards with a long and gradual return to full activity. In the event that surgical treatment is not indicated or not needed, then normally the pain can be handled by many other approaches. If there is an excessive amount of pressure on the enlarged joint, then using wider and better fitting shoes that is broader can frequently help. Otherwise, then pads on the foot to get load off the enlarged joint can help. Even though corrective aids do not work at aligning the great toe, they could be helpful as a physical rehabilitation treatment to keep the joint flexible. This frequently helps with pain within the joint. If you are having issues with bunions then a podiatrist is usually the best to provide assistance regarding if surgical or conservative treatment is the better method.