Bony Bump On Your Toe?
A bunion is a painful growth that develops at the base of the big toe. A bone spur forms at the foot of the metatarsal bone due to a misaligned MTP joint. Overstretched tendons and ligaments around the joint can also contribute to the bunion. Bunions can even cause the big toe to bend inward, causing pain, numbness, and calluses. Walking in shoes like high heels is also uncomfortable. Bunions can become so painful that surgery is necessary via a bunionectomy.