پائوں کے انگوٹھے کے جوڑ کی سوجن، درد اور سرخی اس بیماری کی علامت ہے۔ اس کی وجہ عام طور پر موروثیت یا تنگ جوتے ہو سکتے ہیں۔ بزرگوں میں اس بیماری کا امکان زیادہ ہوتا ہے۔ بعض اوقات یہ آرتھرائٹس کی وجہ سے بھی ہو سکتا ہے۔
Bunions are more common among females. Bunions are also more prevalent in Western countries, with 30% of the population in Western countries. It is interesting to note that studies have shown that people from countries where most citizens do not generally wear shoes have a fewer rate of bunions than Western countries, suggesting that these bunions are due to shoes worn by people. Bunions are also more common in the elderly. A bunion is a bony bump that forms at the joint at the base of the big toe. It is formed when the big toe presses against the next foot, forcing the big toe joint to enlarge and stand out. The skin on the ball may be red and painful. The use of narrow and tight shoes can cause heaps or aggravate them. Bunions can also develop as a result of the inherited structural defect, foot load or a condition such as arthritis. Wearing tight, narrow shoes inherited structural defect, stress on the foot or some medical condition like arthritis may be the cause of these bumpy growths. For treatment purpose medication, ice application or surgical removal can be used.