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What are the symptoms of bunions?

Christopher Chiodo, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Neither bunions nor bunionettes may cause any pain at first, but you might notice that you have developed a bump on the side of your foot and that it's harder to put on tight shoes. In time, a bunion or bunionette can become extremely painful.

Symptoms of bunions and bunionettes:
  • Bony protuberance at base of big toe (for bunion) or fifth toe (for bunionette)
  • Pain, especially when wearing shoes that press against the bump

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