Today’s medical cosmetic advances have made some of the ill-effects of aging a thing of the past. Additionally, attitudes about getting older appear to be keeping up with the times.
The podiatry community generally agrees that bunions are more common in older individuals, and that they are often the result of hereditary factors.
Bunions are both unsightly and can compromise movement in the foot. A new study by researchers at Baylor University suggests that it may be the latter problem that matters most to older adults.