Children certainly can develop bunion deformities, though it’s less common. Juvenile bunions similar to their adult counterparts, but they develop before a child or adolescent’s skeleton finishes maturing. Excessive mobility in the forefoot makes the big toe more susceptible to sliding out of proper alignment. As a result, the first metatarsal and the big toe tilt in opposite directions, creating a bulging joint. The symptoms for an adolescent bunion are the same as those of an adult. Your child may experience increasing discomfort when the foot is under pressure, particularly standing and walking. The joint will probably swell. Wearing certain shoes may grow more difficult. The bulging joint may be prone to getting calluses or corns. The longer the condition goes untreated, too, the worse it tends to become. Don’t wait to help your child take care of his or her bunion. Contact us at Absolute Foot Care Specialists for an evaluation sooner than later. Just call (702) 839-2010 or use our website.