My bunions are not in the bunion area. Are they bunions?

More Information. I am not exactly sure what you are describing. Where are your symptoms and what are they exactly?
Yes. The simple answer is yes. Bunions can be considered as a type of arthritis (due to the joint destruction from malalignment and bony prominence which develops against the shoe). Similar arthritic pain (bone spurs, cartilage destruction, etc) can be found on the top or inside of the joint (where a bunion usually forms on the outer portion). You should have it evaluated. Look up hallux limitus.
See your physion. May be you have poorly fitted tight shoes, or bony abnormality of your feet see your dpm.