Bunions are bony lumps that form on the side of the feet.


The main symptoms of bunions are hard lumps on the side of your feet near your toes. Your big toe might also point towards your other toes.


Surgery is the only way to get rid of bunions, but things like wearing comfortable shoes and using insoles or toe supports can help ease any pain.


You may be able to help prevent bunions by not wearing shoes that are too small or pointy, or have high heels.

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