Foot specialist, Dr. Rodney Gadson, explains what bunions are, the problems they can cause and how to remove them surgically.
A bunion is a painful bony bump that develops on the inside of the foot at the big toe joint. Bunions develop slowly. Pressure on the big toe joint causes the big toe to lean toward the second toe, forcing the joint of your big toe to get bigger and stick out. The skin over the bunion might be red and sore. Wearing tight, narrow shoes might cause bunion or make them worse.