What Causes Bunions?

 
 
 
Feet Swelling — Foot and Ankle Care Services in Ann Arbor, MI
 
Feet Swelling Diagram — Foot and Ankle Care Services in Ann Arbor, MI
 
 
A bunion is a bump located below the big toe. Bunions occur when there is too much distance between the first and second metatarsals, causing the big toe to turn inward. They are often hereditary. While tight shoes do not cause bunions, they can irritate and exacerbate the problem. Treatments for bunions include orthotics and possibly surgery.