Bunions… swollen sore big toe joint

January 26, 2012
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Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes. BunionBunions tend to be hereditary, but can be aggravated by shoes that are too narrow in the forefoot and toe. At Footcare Place Toronto, non-surgical options for bunions include custom-fitted orthopedic shoes that may have extra-depth or width to accommodate the widening of the forefoot. Custom-made orthotics are also often prescribed to correct the underlying foot problem responsible for the bunion formation.