I am a 27 year old woman in Manhattan and my Mother has AWFUL bunions. Are bunions hereditary?
Bunions (medically known as hallux abductovalgus) can be awful indeed. Genetics can play a role in the development of bunions. If your mother or grandmother has bunions then you could be susceptible to develop them too. So, if you are predisposed to bunions, you should limit your time in pointy toed and high heel shoes.