Bunions don't discriminate
Aging women aren't the only ones who get bunions.
Bunions have been shown to be significantly more prevalent in women than in men, but that doesn't mean that guys don't need to be on the lookout for the bony deformity.
That's what insurance underwriter David Haslam found out the hard way, according to the Daily Mail. When the UK man was in his 30s, he began to notice that his feet were unrivaled in unsightliness when he compared them to those of his peers.
"I didn’t think about getting it seen. I remembered my father had bunions, but I'd always thought it was a woman’s condition," Haslam said, quoted by the news source.
The Mail cited an expert who said that the condition tends to be genetic in men, since they rarely wear high heels or other toe-squeezing footwear.
According to MDGuidelines.com, bunions are two to four times more common in women than they are in men. In both genders, the bony deformity is more likely to develop with age.
Men who begin to notice a bony bump on the inner edge of their big toe may want to consider bunion splints or orthotics, which may help correct the condition before it advances and requires bunion surgery.