A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the side of the big toe. The big toe is bent inwards and a bony lump forms on the outside. Over time the lump becomes larger and the bunion can become painful. Arthritis and stiffness can eventually develop. Callous may develop on the bunion.
Apart from being often heriditary, bunions are usually a result of faulty foot mechanics - in particular over-pronation (rolling inwards of the foot). Also, wearing footwear that is too tight whereby the toes are squeezed together may be a contributing factor.
Footlogics 'Catwalk' orthotic footbeds can help prevent the formation of bunions by restoring our normal foot function and controlling excess pronation. Also, the metatarsal support will help reduce pressure and friction, placed on the big toe joint.