As a result of your set of foot issues, combined with repetitive motion and stress over the years, bunions gradually appear. Then they appear to grow.
Bunions are not caused by the shoes you wear. That’s one of the great myths out there. It is true that tight, pointy shoes will aggravate the condition, which is also why women seem to get bunions more than men.
It’s another myth that women are more prone to bunions than are men. The truth is men and women are prone to bunions equally, but women seek treatment more frequently than men do because they are more likely to feel pain as a result of wearing narrow shoes. People in jobs with repetitive stress on the big toe joint (ballet dancers) or who are walking or standing a lot (nurses and teachers) are prone to developing bunions if they have the underlying issues.