different types of arthritis may be a contributing factor to its presentation to include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. If you are suffering from other joint discomfort beyond the great toe or have other systemic complaints it would be prudent to be medically evaluated. Bunion deformities typically become more painful if there is developing arthritis within the joint as bump pain alone can be relieved with appropriate foot wear that minimizes compression to the area.`
Bunions Cause #2: Overpronation
Bunions Cause #3: Low Arched Feet
Bunions Cause #4: Uneven Weight Bearing
Bunions Cause #5: Hypermobility
Bunions Cause #6: Foot Injuries
Bunions Cause #7: Arthritis
Bunions Cause #8: Polio
Bunions Cause #9: High-Heeled Shoes
Bunions Cause #10: Excessive Standing
Congenital factors also a rule on developing factors.
Jonathan M. Kletz, DPM
Lots of luck.
Bunions are a symptom of a progressive, genetically induced structural change of your foot. You would benefit from a biomechanical evaluation and see if custom orthotics would be appropriate for you. See your podiatrist.