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Bunions can be caused by a variety of different factors. Determining the underlying cause of your bunion can help you to prevent them in the future. In this article, we are going to walk through some of the common causes of bunions and how you can treat them effectively.
Acute injuries to the foot can lead to structural changes and the development of bunions. For example, a foot fracture sustained in the course of an auto accident, or a toe sprain sustained while exercising can be contributing factors to bunion development. Be sure you always get any injuries treated properly by a medical professional when they occur.
Ill-fitting shoes can contribute to the development of bunions. Consistently wearing high-heels, or shoes that are too tight can exacerbate and accelerate the development of your bunions. Always wear shoes that fit properly to avoid these issues.
Certain types of arthritis – particularly rheumatoid arthritis – can also contribute to the development of bunions.
Bunions can also be inherited. If bunions run in your family, you may be at an increased risk due to an inherited structural foot defect. Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do to prevent this – but there are solutions for treating inherited bunions!
If you’re suffering from bunion pain and related issues, you may be a good candidate for minimally invasive bunion surgery. Dr. Steven Neufeld is a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon who has pioneered an innovative bunion procedure that offers patients minimal pain and fast recovery periods. Most patients are walking again within days of surgery. This procedure offers a more long-term solution to bunion pain compared to conservative treatment options. Contact us today to see if you are a good candidate for this procedure!