Bunions can become worse over time causing more pain, discomfort and in some cases affecting the ability to walk. An untreated bunion can really impact your posture and balance and severe bunions could even go on to cause osteoarthritis of the toe joint.
What is osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis which causes inflamed, stiff and painful joints. It is usually caused by injury or problems with the structure and alignment of your joints which causes you to put more pressure on them.
Having osteoarthritis can also cause what is known as a dorsal bunion which is a bunion located at the top base of the toe joint.