Even the perfectly polished Posh Spice has suffered with a bunion. In fact, the ‘size zero’ fashionista had two of them – one on each foot – that were almost as enormous as her legendary shades! Affecting women more frequently than men, bunions are a common foot problem that can cause the big toe to be angled inwards, towards the second toe. Some of these bony outcrops can be painless, but there may be some discomfort if the skin and tissue on the bunion’s bump becomes inflamed, swollen and painful, making walking difficult. Shoes can also feel uncomfortable, especially if they’re high-heeled, tight or pointed (and are often the cause of bunions). The other toes can be affected too as they get pushed tightly together, occasionally resulting in ingrown toenails and infection. Other than corrective surgery, bunions can’t be cured. However, there are a number of treatments available…and you can always wear comfortable shoes, rather than something crippling and expensive!
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