www.PatelPodiatry.com Bunions are very common. They are more common in women than in men due to the shoes that women tend to wear. Bunions are not caused by shoes but they are aggravated by shoes. Bunions are genetics and nature, so if your mother had a bunion there is a good chance that you will get a bunion. When a bunion hurts it tends to get red and painful, and it is hard to wear the shoes you like to wear. When this happens, patients come into our office and we diagnose the problem, examine the foot, take x-rays and figure out why they have the bunion, how significant the bunion is, and what we can do about it. Can we do something conservative by changing your shoe or the position of your shoe, or do you need surgery? To have your bunion examined, contact the podiatrists at Family Foot Care & Surgery at 203-876-7736 or online at http://www.patelpodiatry.com/contact.cfm.