Bunions or Hallux Valgus

A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place. If you suspect you have a bunion, find a podiatrist!

The symptoms for bunions may include Visible bump on the inner side of the foot with a callus or corn, Pain and tenderness, Redness, Inflammation, Stiffness and restricted motion in the big toe and Difficulty and painful walking.

Bunions can be managed by non-surgical and surgical treatments depending on the severity of the deformity. Surgery is only indicated if conservative treatments fail or if the bunion is severe. There are several different surgical procedures used to correct bunions including bunionectomy. All procedures focus on realigning bony and soft tissues for the great toe to be brought back to its correct position.