Causes & Risk factors
Exact cause of bunions is not known. Certain contributing factors include:
- Genetics: Bunions have been seen to run in families.
- Hyperlaxity of joints (excessively loose joints) makes patients more prone to develop bunions.
- Diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and gout may also result in development of bunions.
Prolonged wearing of excessively tight shoes may make the deformity worse.