Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic staff
These factors may increase your risk of bunions:
- High heels. Wearing high heels forces your toes into the front of your shoes, often crowding your toes.
- Ill-fitting shoes. People who wear shoes that are too tight, too narrow or too pointed are more susceptible to bunions.
- Arthritis. Pain from arthritis may change the way you walk, making you more susceptible to bunions.
- Heredity. The tendency to develop bunions may be present because of an inherited structural foot defect.
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