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. Bony as what other people call it, bunion is the painful hump that you can find at the base of big toe.
Bunions are forming at a joint and that is where the toe bends most often when you are 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. In addition to that, the bunions are also known to cause callus in your feet mainly because of the reason that the shoe is rubbing against it.
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. Well, the good thing about this is that, a lot of shoe manufacturers know the struggles that bunion sufferers are enduring and thus, making comfortable shoes for them.
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. Bunions can actually be hereditary and might be among the various issues that is caused by poor or weak foot structure. There are also cases to which it develops with arthritis and if one of the legs is longer the other, then expect that you could develop bunion on the big toe which is longer.
As a matter of fact, it is women who have higher probability of developing bunions compared to men. That is mainly because of the reason that women are oftentimes wearing tight shoes, most especially high heels. The prolonged use of such is pushing the foot bones in the unnatural shape of feet.
Say for example that you feel pained when you walk in pair of flat shoes to which you must feel comfortable instead, it serves as your cue to set meeting with a foot expert or a podiatrist. 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.