Are bunions hereditary?

You do inherit bunions to some degree. You inherit your foot structure, biomechanics, and predisposition for the issue from your parents. If one or both of your parents had trouble with bunions, you have a high chance of developing one as well. However, while you inherit the disposition for the problem, you are not guaranteed to develop one. You can take steps to decrease your odds that your big toe will displace, as well as slow the progression of any problem. Don’t wait until the bump bothers you to deal with your discomfort. You may be able to avoid the pain altogether by taking care of your feet now. If you notice any changes in your big toe and you’re concerned about bunions, contact Parker Foot & Ankle here in Houston, TX, for more information or an appointment. Call (281) 497-2850 or use our website contact page to reach us.
Robert G. Parker
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Dr. Parker is a podiatrist and surgeon in Houston, TX who has been helping patients for more than 40 years.