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How Much Do You Know About Bunions, Corns and Hammertoes?

Did you know untreated bunions may lead to arthritis? Take this quiz and find out how to take care of your feet.

1. Women are nine times more likely to have a bunion than are men.
2. If you have a bunion, your big toe angles outward, away from the rest of your foot.
3. You may be able to stop a bunion's progression by switching shoes.
4. Your foot size can change as you grow older.
5. The little toe is a common site for a corn.
6. About 15 percent of Americans have at least one corn or callus every year.
7. Corns and calluses can be removed at home with a pumice stone.
8. A hammertoe results from an imbalance of toe muscles.

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