The internet is both a blessing and a curse. It is the information highway that we all rely on to give us the answers we’re looking for (with a little amusement along the way). Unfortunately, old wives’ tales and misinformation have woven their way into our lives under the guise of sound medical advice.
Bunions are bony bumps that form at the base of the big toe, typically forcing the big toe to protrude toward the second toe. They are a common ailment that currently affects approximately 5.2 million Americans.
With so many people living with this deformity, it’s easy to see how misinformation about bunions can spread like wildfire across the internet. Thankfully, we’re here to help.
With the rise of the internet, it would seem that everyone and their mother has magically deemed themselves medical professionals. While this concept may seem amusing on the surface, the reality of it is that it promotes the dangerous spreading of false information on how to treat serious medical conditions.