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...Unfortunately, if bunions are not treated they can cause other problems, such as: Hallus Abducto Valgus (the big toe moves towards the second toe) Hammertoes The skin over the big toe becomes thicker and more tender Bursitis Arthritis Corns and Calluses Causes of Bunions Bunions manifest in 33 percent of Western countries, which makes them not uncommon, but here are a few reasons as to why they do occur: flat feet, foot injuries, neuromuscular problems and faulty foot structure Pain Relief Your Woodstock podiatrist can help relieve your bunion pain using several techniques and methods: Your podiatrist may suggest wearing some protective padding, often made from felt material, to eliminate the friction against shoes and help alleviate inflammation and skin problems...