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Bunions are usually caused by prolonged pressure put on the feet that compresses the big toe and pushes it toward the second toe. Over time, the condition may become painful as extra bone grows where the base of the big toe meets the foot.


Review Date: 12/13/2010
Reviewed By: Stephanie Hochman, DPM, NY Podiatry, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Previously reviewed by Dennis Ogiela, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network (3/2/2010).
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