Bunions are a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. A bunion forms when your big toe pushes against your next toe, forcing the joint of your big toe to get bigger and stick out. The skin over the bunion might be red and sore.
Possible complications include:
- Bursitis: This painful condition occurs when the small fluid-filled pads (bursae) that cushion bones, tendons and muscles near your joints become inflamed.
- Hammertoe:An abnormal bend that occurs in the middle joint of a toe, usually the toe next to your big toe, can cause pain and pressure.
- Metatarsalgia: This condition causes pain and inflammation in the ball of your foot.
Bunions, Mayo Clinic (July 29, 2017), https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bunions/symptoms-causes/syc-20354799