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Podiatry Care Specialists, PC
Call: 610-431-0200
Toll Free: 877-905-5907
Fax: 610-431-9333

Are Bunions Hereditary?

"Are bunions hereditary, and how can I minimize the possibility of one developing? Bunions are an enlargement of bone on the big toe. The bone structure in our feet has a genetic and hereditary component. For example, if a parent or grandparent has a bunion, chances are much greater that you can develop a bunion as well. Wearing shoes that are very narrow in the toe box area or high heels can increase the likelihood that you will develop a bunion. "

Bradford J. Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS
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Providing foot care for the entire family, specializing in treating sports injuries and ingrown nails