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    What happens when you get a bunion?

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    Mr William Edwards

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr William Edwards is a fellowship trained Foot and Ankle Surgeon, and fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon. He has a Private practice in Prahran. William Edwards’ … View Profile

    In most bunions, once your foot starts to change shape it will only continue to get worse. The joint falls out of position and once this happens momentum is nearly impossible to stop. Progression can be very slow or sometimes surprisingly fast. Your pain is initially driven by tearing of the ligaments, then by jamming of the joint on the shoe and latter still by arthritis of the joint. Often the small toes will start to change too and these can cause a lot of trouble.

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