What are bunions?

Also known as: Hallux valgus.

A bunion is a hard bump that develops on the inside of the foot where the joint of the big toe meets the foot. They tend to in occur in young adolescents 10-15 years of age (girls more than boys) and can become so large that wearing a shoe becomes difficult.

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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