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What are the symptoms of bunions?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Pain/discomfort
Patients chief complaint with a bunion bunion is usually "bump" pain.
The bunion can get irritated by shoe gear and/or activity. Wearing better, more supportive shoes can help the symptoms. These are progressive and at some point surgical intervention may be the treatment of "your" choice. Discuss with a foot specialist as to what might work best for you. Dr l.

In brief: Pain/discomfort
Patients chief complaint with a bunion bunion is usually "bump" pain.
The bunion can get irritated by shoe gear and/or activity. Wearing better, more supportive shoes can help the symptoms. These are progressive and at some point surgical intervention may be the treatment of "your" choice. Discuss with a foot specialist as to what might work best for you. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Several
Pain, enlargement of the bone at outside of the big toe joint, turming of the big toe towards the second, decreased motion of the big toe.

In brief: Several
Pain, enlargement of the bone at outside of the big toe joint, turming of the big toe towards the second, decreased motion of the big toe.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
3 doctors agree
In brief: Usually pain
Bunions are often asymptomatic and can therefore be left alone.
When they do cause problems, it usually involves pain either on the inside of the big toe or "overload pain" in the second toe region. Some people develop shoe wear problems which can often be resolved with shoe modifications.

In brief: Usually pain
Bunions are often asymptomatic and can therefore be left alone.
When they do cause problems, it usually involves pain either on the inside of the big toe or "overload pain" in the second toe region. Some people develop shoe wear problems which can often be resolved with shoe modifications.
Dr. Robert Leland
Dr. Robert Leland
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Bunions
Symptoms include pain , stiffness, skin irritation or ulceration, boney protrusion, contact with second toe with resulting pain, contracture deformity, pain at the top of the joint, to name just a few.
See your podiatrist for an exam , x rays and more info than we can include here

In brief: Bunions
Symptoms include pain , stiffness, skin irritation or ulceration, boney protrusion, contact with second toe with resulting pain, contracture deformity, pain at the top of the joint, to name just a few.
See your podiatrist for an exam , x rays and more info than we can include here
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Many possibilities
In later stages, the big toe may lean towards the second toe which throws the bones out of alignment – producing the bunion’s “bump” which may lead to possible pain, swelling, instability, and redness of the joint.

In brief: Many possibilities
In later stages, the big toe may lean towards the second toe which throws the bones out of alignment – producing the bunion’s “bump” which may lead to possible pain, swelling, instability, and redness of the joint.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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