Bunions are a very common condition we treat.  There is a bump at the base of the big toe, which is an increase in the angle between the 1st and 2nd metatarsals.  The condition is caused by pressure against the great toe, pushing it at an angle towards the second toe.  It can often result in a callus on the side of the big toe.  Bunions are common in the case of ballet dancers, or with pronated feet, a genetic condition which causes one to walk on the inside of the foot.  There can be pain in the bump or bunion itself, or there can be pain in the big toe joint. Bunions are treated with orthotics, wider shoes, and surgery if the condition affects one’s lifestyle.  For more information, please click this link.  To learn about podiatric vs. orthopedic treatment for bunions, please click here.