If you are like among other people, your big toe might be leaning toward slightly to the other toes. Well as time goes by, the base of your big toe will push outward against its metatarsal bone which is just behind it. When such thing happens, it leads to a bunion. Bunion or as how other people call it as bony is typically a painful hump right at the base of your big toe.
Bunions basically form at the joint and that’s basically where the toe is bending often when you do walk. On the other hand, the rest of your body weight rests on your bunion each and every time you walk. This is going to hurt your feet and believe it or not, the rest of your body when you walk. And due to the reason that shoe rubs against it oftentimes, bunions are also capable of causing callus formation.
In an effort to reduce the aches and discomfort to which bunion suffers experience, it is best to look for comfortable shoes. By doing so, it will help in diminishing the compromises you have to make each time you walk. The good thing is that, there are various shoe manufacturers that make comfortable shoes that are intended mainly for people with bunions.
Most of the time, foot problems start to form in early adulthood and as we are aging, our feet begins to spread gradually and from there, the problems begin to worsen. Whether you like it or not, you may inherit bunions if some in your family has one and can also be among the numerous issues for weak or poor structure of the foot. There are even cases wherein it develops with arthritis and if one leg is longer than the other, you may expect that you can also develop bunion on the big toe which is longer.
When compared to men, it is women who actually have higher chances of developing bunions. That is primarily because of the reason that women usually wear tight shoes, particularly high heels. The prolonged use of such is pushing the foot bones in the unnatural shape of feet.
If whenever you walk you got to endure unbearable pain on your flat shoes which otherwise you should feel comfortable, it is your cue to set meet with a podiatrist or a foot expert. There is a possibility that this is bunion or perhaps, other more serious issues. After you have visited their clinic or office, the specialist will then give you prescription for discomfort you feel and suggesting comfortable shoes to be worn.