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Bunions are a common foot deformity, especially in females.  They most frequently result from wearing shoes that are too small and or have a high heel.  Abnormal pressure from poor fitting shoes causes the bones in the big toe and foot to move out of position.  This results in a large painful bump on the side of the foot at the big toe.

Simply changing to wide shoes with a low heel can treat some bunions.  If non-surgical treatments fail, surgery may be necessary to restore normal alignment, pain-free movement and function.  There are numerous surgical techniques for treating bunions and the majority of people experience good results.

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