beginning of a bunion?

Several years ago I badly broke the 2nd toe on my left foot. It didn't heal properly has been kind of "raised up" ever since. This was when I was 11 or 12. I'm 20 now and within the past year I've noticed my toe beginning to move over on top of my big toe. It doesn't look like a bunion with the buldge and everything and it doesn't hurt but when I take off my shoes (any shoes, tight, loose whatever) I find that the second toe has been sitting on the big toe the whole time. Once I'm barefoot it seem to go back more to normal but not completely. The toes still want to overlap each other. I should note that my second toes on both feet are a little shorter than my 3rd toes. It runs in my family but no one else has any problems because of it that I know of. Am I getting a bunion that should be corrected? I really don't want to have painful surgery or be out of comission if I can avoid it, but I don't want problems down the road. I'm an avid runner and I wan to keep it that way!

Posted By Tommy Gibson on February 26, 2004 at 10:58:33:

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