What causes a bunion?

Bunions seem to form in women more than men, although we do see our fair share of men with this condition. If you are suffering from a bunion, you can probably thank your Mother or Grandmother. Usually, this is passed down from the women in our lives. Often, the type of shoe that is worn also plays a factor into who will get a bunion and who will not. High heeled, narrow, tight fitting shoes seem to contribute to the condition.

So, if your Mom has bunions, and you like pointy toe pumps, it is likely that you will be next in line!

High heels with pointed toe boxes aggravate bunions in Houston, TX

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.