If my mom has bunions, will I get bunions?

Are bunions hereditary?

If your parents have bunions, it doesn’t automatically mean you will have bunions.  However, you do have a greater chance of developing bunions, because you may have inherited the same foot structure as one or both of your parents.  Foot instability is one of the main causes of bunions.

Prevention is the key in avoiding bunions.  How do you prevent bunions?  By correcting the instability of your foot.  That can be remedied by custom-molded orthotics.  Click here to read more about what type of orthotics Dr. Green at Kansas City Foot and Ankle recommends to avoid developing bunions.