Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Foot Bunion Underlying Cause

Bunions are most commonly caused by footwear that places pressure against the base of the first toe.

Types of footwear that may cause bunions include:

  • Shoes that are too narrow
  • Shoes that are too small
  • High-heeled shoes

Bunions may also be caused by abnormalities in the structure of the foot.

Causes of abnormal foot structure include:

Last Updated: Apr 23, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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