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Is a bunion a bone growth?

I think I have a bunion on my foot, and it's quite painful. It also feels a little hard. Is a bunion a kind of bone growth?

15 Answers

Yes a bunion is a bone that can be painful with pressure from a shoe.
Bunions are indeed a deviation of the long first metatarsal bone and the corresponding phalangeal bone of the great toe. There is a progressive inward deviation of the long metatarsal bone while the great toe reciprocally begins to point toward the lesser toes. Over time with repetitive pressure to the area, there may be some development of new bone growth or if secondary arthritis develops due to malalignment of the joint. It is for this reason when surgically corrected, the bone cannot only be cut away, but some type of realignment procedure is required. Bunions are principally a familial or hereditary condition.
It is a deformity in the bone. The firmness you're feeling is most likely bone.
A bunion is a combination deviation of the big toe joint and overgrowth of the bone at the bog toe joint. It's mostly due to the deviation of the metatarsal bone in toward the center of the body (the bone that appears to have bone growth) and the big toe away from the center of the body.
Hello and thank you for your question. A bunion or hallux valgus is a deformity secondary to a musculoskeletal imbalance in your foot which leads to a painful bump on the big toe. There are conservative and surgical treatments. I recommend you see a podiatrist so they can further discuss the severity of your deformity.
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A small amount of a bunion is caused by bone growth. The majority of the bump is bone deviation within the joint. This is why bunion surgery requires bone repositioning with removal of a small amount of bone.
A bunion is an enlargement of the first metatarsal in response to stress of the bone due to abnormal angular arrangement of the bones. An X-ray is needed to better evaluate. May be a bone spur or a growth without actually being a bunion.

Ahmad Farah, DPM
Yes. The bony bump that most people think of as a bunion is a bony growth. It is the result of an underlying structural issue of the great toe joint. Initial treatment should be conservative and can be variable. Your doctor will evaluate the deformity and recommend the best course of action for you.
Yes, a bunion is new bone growth at the head of the 1st metatarsal caused by rubbing at that area by shoe gear. The tighter the shoe (pointed high heels) cause more bone to grow and faster,
As related to a bunion, sometimes it is a bone growth sometimes it is just a reposition of a bone due to walking. Also, many times it is due to hereditary. Need to see a podiatrist and have X-rays and then the information will be able to be extended to you.
A bunion is a progressive dislocation of your big toe joint. Yes it involves the bone.
A bunion is a biomechanical change that occurs in the foot the causes the first metatarsal (one of the bones in your foot) to shift out of alignment. This can be multifactorial with other etiologies some of which include genetics predisposition, possible bad shoe choices, and type of job/work performed over years. The "bump" seen is mostly the same bone, but with time as further shifting occurs and shoe gear rubs against the bump, sometimes you can develop a bit of hypertrophy of that particular bone. So, overall it is not considered bone growth, but rather a shifting of alignment of the bone.
Yes, a bunion is genetic, and is a progressive growth of bone and angulation of the great toe. Shoe and environmental factors can affect the progression of the symptoms. Wear comfortable shoes to start and go speak with your podiatrist
A bunion is the shifting of the great toe joint. This is caused by a muscle imbalance in the foot. There can be some bone growth, but the prominence is caused by the bone shifting (the bone is called the 1st metatarsal). I recommend you see a foot and ankle surgeon (podiatrist) to evaluate the treatment options
A bunion is a boney abnormality. But it is not a bone growth. It is a medially subluxation of the 1st metatarsal and a lateral subluxation of the big toe at the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint. It can only be truly fixed surgically, as the bones need to be relocated to a more functional position. The bunion feels 'hard' because it is bone. Sometimes, when bunion has been present for a long time, a little bit of extra bone may develop at the medial side of the joint, but that is not actually the 'bunion'