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What Causes Bunyons
Bone prominence: Bunions are a bone prominence on the inside of the foot at the base of the big toe. This is a misalignment of the big toe joint secondary to foot function and genetics. Physical examination of the joint and x-rays are used to evaluate the deformity.Wearing shoes that don't irritate the prominence is helpful, but surgical straightening is usually necessary, to correct the problem. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
They are natural: Moles, "nevi", also called "beauty marks" are pigmented skin growths that usually appear at a very young age but can become more apparent with further growth. The vast majority are totally benign and don't require treatment. Rarely, if a mole changes suddenly, consult with a dermatologist for possible biopsy as abnormal cells may be present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They just happen: They actually result from a couple of mutations happening in a single cell of the nerve sheath family -- schwann cell or actual melanocyte depending on the kind of mole. These lesions are subclassified into lentigos, several types of common nevi, and a bunch of others. Common nevi and lentigos are more common if you got sunburns as a kid. There's a genetic component. Watch your nevi closely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A contracted toe: A hammertoe is an contracture or a bending of the toe joint which results from a muscle or tendon imbalance due to the mechanical or structural changes in the foot. This can be hereditary or due to environmental factors such as tight shoes. This bending can lead to abnormal pressure distribution resulting in pain, swelling, blistering, and corns. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I do not know.: A fascinating question. Stigmata are bodily marks or pain sensations located in the same areas that would correspond to jesus christs' crucifixion wounds (hands, wrists, & feet).This is a catholic concept. This article explores stigmata with rather unflattering possible explanations: http://www.Catholic.Org/saints/stigmata/. See below. ...Read more
Unknown: Tearatomas arise from multipotential germ cells. What causes them is unknown. They can contain any type of body structure or organ. One old theory was that they were an undiagnosed twin within the baby that was born. The cystic fluid is skin oil from skin appendages, which are common. ...Read more
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