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Bunions

A bunion is an enlargement of bone or tissue around the joint at the base of your big toe. The joint may be swollen and tender. The toe may turn toward the second toe.

A bunionette or tailor's bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the little toe.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Gavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
Last Revised October 9, 2012

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Last Updated: October 09, 2012
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