Bunions are common and often painful bone protrusions that form at the first metatarsal joint, typically on the inside edge of the big toe.

Bunions can become debilitating if they are not treated as they can cause major foot problems due to abnormal movement in the big toe, resulting in deformity of the foot.

Often associated with wearing shoes that are too tight, symptoms of bunions may also include redness and calloused skin at the site of the bunion.

Thankfully, there are a range of modern treatments available such as conventional methods, including padding and shoe inserts to correct postural alignment, plus surgical options for those looking for more permanent relief from bunions.