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Bunions can be a big pain in the big toe

Early care can reduce risk of developing disabling foot problem

By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD


Dear Doctor: My aunt told me she has a painful bunion. What is that?  

Abunion is large bump that forms at the base of the big toe where the bone of the big toe attaches to the bones of the foot. When this happens, the big toe usually bends inwards, sometimes at a very extreme angle. The bone of the foot, called the metatarsal, gets pushed outwards forming the bump, called a bunion. Continue Reading →

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