What are they? A painful swelling that occurs on the first joint of the big toe and causes it to jut out.
Why do I have them? ‘”Bunions can be hereditary,” says foot expert Mougnir Boumedjane, “but they can also happen if you spend a lot of time on your feet or wear shoes that are too narrow.”
What can I do about them? “Wearing good footwear will ease the discomfort,” explains Mougnir. “If you wear high heels one day, swap to a lower heel the next to take the pressure off your feet.”
Or try orthotic footwear, like Vionic, which help improve the distribution of weight on your foot when you walk.
“If your bunions are very painful you can have a steroid injection into the big toe joint to help cushion it,” suggests Mougnir. But surgery is the only way to get rid of bunions.