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What Causes It? Excessive pronation (the arch elongating when one is standing) and narrow footwear (greater incidence among women than men). Hereditary factors are listed in some literature.
Symptoms: Bunions may cause irritation of the skin around the bunion, pain when walking, joint redness and pain, and possible shift of the big toe toward the other toes. If not addressed, bunions will continue to grow and have negative impact on one's gait (walking/running pattern).
Note: When bunion deformity becomes severe enough, the foot can hurt in different places even without the constriction of shoes because it then becomes a mechanical function problem of the forefoot.
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