A bunion is a bump that generally forms at the base of the big toe. Bunions occur at joints, where your toes naturally bend. If your big toe pushes against your other toes, they will overlap and cause the big toe bone to stick out. This results in a bunion. The bunion can rub against footwear and cause pain. If you notice a painful bump near your big toe, contact our podiatrist in Douglaston to determine whether or not you may have a bunion.