What Increases Your Risk
Bunions can develop at any
time and are found in both children and adults. You are at increased risk for
bunions if you:
- Are female. Women are much more likely than men
to get bunions.
- Wear shoes that are too tight or narrow, too small,
or high-heeled. This is one reason bunions are more common in women. Men's shoes tend to fit the actual size of their feet more closely.
- Have abnormal rolling inward of the foot while
walking (excessive pronation ).
- Have a family
history of bunions.
rheumatoid arthritis, which can cause swelling and
deformity around the big toe joint (and other joints).
gout, a form of arthritis that often occurs in the big
- Have a job or hobby (such as running) that places
considerable stress on the foot.
flatfoot or low arches.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 05, 2013
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