What causes a bunion? Bunions have been thought to be caused by poor fitting shoes. This is one of the reasons you can get them, but heredity plays an even bigger part. In fact if you do a detailed family history you can predict not only the type of bunion but what side it may come on. I am not saying that heredity is the only factor because if it were, then why is there a female to male ratio of 40-1? Shoes must be to blame, at least to a little degree. In fact in early Egypt bunions were related to your social class, poor people had to walk around barefoot and had less bunion problems than the high class who wore shoes more often. Since then there has been findings of people in Africa that have been barefoot their whole lives and still have bunion issues.
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