In-Network with all major PPO Insurances. Anthem, BCBS as well as CIGNA

Dr. Frederick N. Fedorchak &
Dr. Veronica A. Kacmar-Fedorchak

Board Certified Podiatric Physician & Surgeon

Your feet are comprised of 26 bones each. These bones and the joints connecting them are necessary to get you to life’s important moments and events. Your feet make everything in your day-to-day life possible. Unfortunately, misalignment is a common problem in the joints of your feet. 

A misalignment in the metatarsophalangeal joint, which connects your big toe to the rest of your foot, can cause an intense, painful bump. This bump is known as hallux vagus—a bunion. Although bunions can be painful and inconvenient, it’s essential to understand them in order to treat them! So, what causes bunions?


Various factors, including family history, motion and lifestyle, shoe choice and bone structure, cause bunions. Ultimately, bunions form when there’s too much pressure on the big toe joint over many years. Here are a few factors that can increase the pressure:


Bunions are easy to spot because they change the shape of your foot. As the joint between your big toe and the rest of your foot moves out of alignment, a bony bump will form outside your big toe. There are other symptoms of bunions, too, including:

Risk factors

Bunions can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, race or trade. However, some people are at increased risk.

Get Rid of Bunions with These 6 Expert Treatments

Fortunately, although bunions can be painful and inconvenient, many treatments are available to alleviate pain. 

Alleviating bunion pain can be challenging, but it’s crucial to live your best life. Foot pain might hold you back from enjoying your favorite activities and life’s greatest moments. If you need guidance to treat your bunions, contact Dr. Fedorchak’s office. Our friendly, professional team of experts can provide the treatments you need.