What Is a Bunion?
A bunion, also known as hallux valgus, is a swelling in the feet that protrudes outwards at the side of the big toes. It occurs due to improper orientation of the bones that make up the big toe and the first metatarsal  of the feet. It is common among a large percentage of people and normally not a serious health issue. However, it can be painful sometimes especially when a fitting footwear is worn. There are different means of dissolving bunions without surgery. Read on to learn more about bunions and how it can be reduced.