Bunions and the causes of their development

30 de January de 2020

Causes of Bunions

Our genetic inheritance, foot laxity, narrow toe shoes and our way of walking are important causes for the development of bunions.

Early treatment of bunions is essential to avoid painful pressure on the bony deformity and thus stop the progression of first toe joint dislocation.

The specialists in foot surgery of the San Roman Clinic in Alicante want to convey the importance of the causes of bunions, the genetic load, the laxity of the foot, narrow-toed shoes and finally our way of walking.



Hallux Valgus or also known as bunion, is characterized by a deviation of the first toe towards the lesser toes, producing a lump or protrusion of the bone on the inner edge of the foot that is usually accompanied by swelling and redness due to pressure with footwear, producing great pain with ambulation.

For this reason, early treatment is essential to treat the bony deformity and deviation of the first toe. Likewise, it is of vital importance to have an optimal treatment because this ailment affects a joint of great importance because it supports our body throughout life. This ailment causes pain, sometimes preventing ambulation and even causing gait disturbances that have negative repercussions on the knees, hips and spine.


The only treatment for bunions is surgery, and it is advisable to treat bunions before other toe deformities such as claw or hammertoes occur.



The surgical treatment by minimal incision or percutaneous surgery of the foot, allows correcting the bunion deformity as well as other deformities in the toes with little discomfort, allowing the patient to walk out of the intervention and with a fast and comfortable recovery.


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Date of publication: 7-08-2017

Revision date: 30-01-2020


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