A bunion often appears when the big toe leans inward. Protrusion of the joint at the base of the toe becomes much more noticeable when a bunion develops. Bunions can be painful, and because the condition can cause nerve damage in the toe, numbness may result. There may also be a higher risk for osteoarthritis when bunions appear. If you have Bunions in Hyde Park, contact Mitchell Foot & Ankle office to schedule an appointment and have your Bunions in Hyde Park treated.