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What Are Bunions?

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Bunions

This is a bony bump that develops on the inside of the foot at the big toe joint. This occurs when the tip of the big toe pushes against the second toe, causing a noticeable lump to grow out from the inside of the foot.

The symptoms and causes of bunions need to be considered to develop a better understanding of the condition. Early symptoms include pain at the big toe joint which gradually becomes warm and swollen as the condition progresses.


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Risk factors for bunions include poor foot posture like flat feet that causes extra pressure on the big toe joint, tight-fitting shoes and hereditary factors. In some cases, a painful fluid-filled sac (called a bursa) may also develop over the bunion.

If you suspect you have a bunion, consult a foot specialist for a thorough physical examination and X-ray. Early detection and treatment with shoe modifications, stretching exercises and posture correction are important in avoiding surgery (bunionectomy).

MASS4D® supports the foot in its corrected posture, redistributing pressure on the front foot, especially the big toe joint. This speeds up the healing process, reduces inflammation and allows for pain-free and full motion of the big toe.

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