Are bunions inherited?
No, bunions themselves are not inherited. However, the shape and type of your foot is inherited, and the mechanical structure of your foot can lead to the development of a bunion. Since the structure of your foot can lead to the development of a bunion, you may see bunions in more than one family member because of similar foot shapes and structure. This leads many people to think the actual bunions are inherited, but that is not the case. You can still develop a bunion even if no one else in your family has one. If you notice a bunion developing, see a podiatrist for an evaluation. You can contact the Neuhaus Foot & Ankle office online to request an appointment or call us toll-free at (888) 713-0906.