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bunion,

swelling or thickening around the first joint of the big toe. The toe is forced inward and compresses the other toes. The fluid-filled sac, or bursabursa
, closed fibrous sac lined with a smooth membrane, producing a viscous lubricant known as synovial fluid. Bursas are found in regions where muscles or tendons rub against other muscles, tendons, or bones.
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, in the toe joint becomes inflamed (a condition called bursitis), which may lead to pain, deformity, and an inability to wear ordinary shoes. Bunions may arise from years of wearing ill-fitting shoes. However, congenital bone deformities are usually indicated when they occur on both feet. Proper foot care, especially in selecting shoes, is the most important aspect of treatment and prevention. The toes can often be straightened by pads or splints, and orthopedic shoes are generally prescribed. Serious cases may require surgery.
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bunion

[′bən·yən]
(medicine)
A swelling of a bursa of the foot, especially of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the great toe; associated with thickening of the adjacent skin and a forcing of the great toe into adduction.
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bunion

swelling of the first joint of the big toe, which is displaced to one side. An inflamed bursa forms over the joint
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(1.) Charles John Bunyon, Memoirs of Francis Thomas McDougall and of Harriette His Wife (London: Longmans, Green, 1889), p.
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Next the hymn ""Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer" followed by a reading from John Bunyon''s Pilgrim''s Progress recited by Free Churches Moderator Anthony Burnham.
Certainly the most popular authors, Shakespeare, Bunyon, Defoe, Dickens, Scott, Macaulay, Samuel Smiles, Carlyle and Ruskin appear to re-enforce this image.
The legend of Paul Bunyan may have first appeared in Quebec or in northern Ontario; James Stevens traced him to a French - Canadian logger named Paul Bunyon, who won a reputation as a prodigious fighter in the Papineau Rebellion against England in 1837 and later became famous as the boss of a logging camp.
But it won't matter if he starts this season like he did last year, when he slumped as the opening leadoff man, let his swing get longer and eventually needed a trip to Class AAA to get his head and swing right -- casting sudden doubt on all those Babe Ruth and Paul Bunyon comparisons.
Refreshments were served before the service which was led by Rev Paul Witt, who spoke on the life of John Bunyon and his book Pilgrim's Progress.
Colin Bunyon joined BBC Radio Tees (Cleveland) in October 1974, becoming one of their most versatile presenters.
(My other Mum, thank you for all the special memories and love you gave me.) Mavis and Piers (nee Dunbar) Bunyon Street.
There's a nuisance major, a bumbling nurse and Bell, who wants his bunyon removed now.