I have been noticing for some time now that a bone in my right foot has become protruding. It was not like that before and I do not know what caused it. I do not have a very nice feet so anything that happens to them really bothers me because I do not want them to look uglier.
When I am out, people’s feet are something that really catch my attention. I already saw some similar cases to mine in women in particular, maybe because we are the ones who usually wear open shoes or sandals.
This is what I mean.
So I did a little search online and found out that my case is called Bunions.
Bunions are a very common foot deformity. A Bunion is an enlargement of the bone and tissue around the joint of the big toe. There is a drifting of the 1st metatarsal bone towards the inside of the foot resulting in a large bump protruding from the big toe joint. As the deformity gets worse, the big toe starts to move towards the second toe, resulting in malalignment of the joint.
Bunions most commonly affect women. Some studies report that bunions occur nearly 10 times more frequently in women then men. It has been suggested that tight-fitting shoes, especially high-heel and narrow-toed, might increase the risk for bunion formation. Bunions are reported to be more prevalent in people who wear shoes than in barefoot people. There also seem to be inherited (genetic) factors that predispose to the development of bunions, especially when they occur in younger individuals.
So maybe the cause on my Bunions is my frequent wearing of tight-fitting, narrow shoes. I actually have several of them. I am definitely considering getting more shoes that follows the shape of my feet. If only getting customized shoes are affordable, I would have opted for that. I hope it is not yet too late.