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Bunion hallux valgus

What is a bunion?



A bunion, known as hallux valgus, is a bony, lumpy deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. It will start to make the big toe point towards the other toes on the foot. As they occur at a joint, where the toe bends during normal walking, your entire body weight rests on the lump at each step. This applied pressure can be extremely painful.

What causes bunions?

Bunions are thought to have an inherited component. Wearing shoes with elevated heels and a narrow toe-box may contribute to their development, as can having flat feet.

How to treat bunions

Dealing with bunions can be as easy as treating some of the mechanics but as each case is different and varies in severity having a thorough diagnosis is essential in correct treatment. Treatment for bunions includes:

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