If you’re like others, then there is a chance that your toe is bigger than the other and leans slightly toward the other. 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. Bony as what other people call it, bunion is the painful hump that you can find at the base of big toe.
As a matter of fact, bunions do form at the joint where your toe bends when you’re walking. However, when you got a bunion, all your body weight is resting on it every single 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.
To be able to lessen the discomfort and aches that bunion sufferers are dealing with, it will be highly recommended to buy comfortable shoes. This is going to help reducing the compromises they have to make whenever they walk. Fortunately, there are many shoe manufacturers that are making comfortable shoes primarily intended for those who have bunions.
More often than not, foot problems are starting in the early adulthood and as we begin to age, our feet starts to gradually spread and from there, the problems tend to worsen. Bunions may be hereditary and they might be just among the many issues caused by poor or weak foot structure. 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.
Women are actually the one who have greater chances of developing bunions when compared to men. The reason for this is fair simple, it is women who typically wear shoes that are tight for their feet, high heels in particular. Extended use of such pushes the foot bones in unnatural shape of the 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. Once visiting their clinic, they will diagnose your condition and give prescription as well as advise on what comfortable shoes to buy or wear.