The most common cause of this deformity is a faulty mechanical structure of the foot, which runs in families and can be inherited by both men and women. However, wearing shoes that don't allow enough space for all of the toes to lie flat can make the structural problem worse. High-heel shoes or shoes with narrow pointy toe boxes can rub against the bunionette and cause redness, swelling, and pain.

Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi
World renowned foot surgeon helping patients find relief from all types of foot pain.