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Hallux Valgus Signs
Bunion: Hallux valgus is the medical term for a bunion. Hallux means big toe or great toe. Valgus means bent out and is used to describe a deformity in which the angulation is away from the midline of the body. Hallux valgus is when the great toe is bent out away from the midline of the body. This is a common deformity seen in 9 out of 10 women. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Big toe angulation: Hallux valgus is a progressive disorder that is often described as a deviation of the big toe creating a “bump” on the side of the big toe joint which may become painful. The visible bump actually reflects changes in the framework of that joint and possibly adjacent joints. In later stages, the big toe may lean towards the second toe which throws the bones out of alignment – producing the bunion’. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Angulation big toe: Hallux valgus is the term often used for a bunion. The bunion is the bump that you see. Hallux (means big toe) valgus (means pointed away from the midline of the body) so hallux valgus refers to the condition where the big toe is pointed out towards the other toes. It is sometimes painful but not always. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medial bump/1st toe: Formally defined as a > 15 degree angle between the 1st metatarsal and the great toe where the toe in question deviate towards the lessor toes ...Read more
Surgically realign: During hallux valgus surgery depending on procedure the bone is surgically broken and realigned with with screws or pin for stability of the broken bone. Usually after the procedure you are put in a walking boot or cast for a period of 4-8 weeks again depending on the procedure chosen to correct your deformity. Please go to eastpennfoot.Com for more information. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It Can Be...: If you have pain from this deformity, especially if it is keeping you from doing the activities that you want to, then, yes... Have it corrected. If it is painless, there is really no reason to correct it except for in certain circumstances. See a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots: Ask about what the plan is for pain control after surgery, find out if you will be able to walk on that foot or if you will need to be on crutches and for how long, ask about the success rate for your surgeon, ask who you should call if there are any problems after surgery. Most importantly ask yourself if you are doing this for pain or for vanity. Pain is the reason to have it fixed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
3-4 months: Overall, until you are back to full unrestricted activity it will be about 3-4 months. Typically if the bone is cut to fix your hallux valgus, it will take 8-12 weeks for the bone to fully heal. There are many different types of correction they all involve cutting bone and moving it, or fusing them together to achieve appropriate correction. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Structural deformity: Some differences, but basically used interchangeably. Bunions are a bony prominence with joint misalignment. They are progressive, structural deformities. You can improve the symptoms with better shoes, but you can't improve the deformity. My rule of thumb: if the deformity bothers you on a regular basis or is limiting your activity, then surgery is an option to consider. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: You need to discuss this with your surgeon. This is a very common surgery ...Read more
Depends on procedure: This is an important question to ask your doctor. Recover depends on the type of procedure. Some ways of fixing hallux valgus will allow you to walk on it right away and others may require 6 weeks or more of crutches. It also depends on your work. If you sit at a desk you might need 1-2 weeks off. If you do heavy labor then you might need 3 months. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I was born with a hallux valgus (bunion) since I was born but it doesn't hurt!. Does it need to be treated?
Yes: Bunions are progressive structural deformities. They will gradually get worse over time. Yes, in the case, means good shoes and supports. The better you can protect and support the foot, the less wear and tear on the foot. Better to be proactive than reactive. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are you : Asking? If you had the surgery you should follow the surgeons post op direction..... ...Read more
X ray results read 18 degrees of hallux valgus deformity and ankle mortise is congruent. What does this mean??
I was born with hallux valgus (bunions) on both of my feet. My identical twin sister does not have this deformity. How can this happen?
Strange: Yes, bunions can have a genetic component, especially juvenile bunions; however there are many outside factors that can cause bunions. Does your sister wear a different style shoe, or have a different gait pattern? If you were truly born with them and had bunion deformity as a small child, i agree it is strange that your sister did not as well. Maybe one gene mutated? Genetics is not my field. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
24 years old right flat foot stage IV having a knee deviation and worst hallux valgus with pain since many days. Insoles had no effect. Why?
Genu valgum (knock knees) and hallux valgus (bunions) is ruining my life, i want the leg amputated; who will do it?
Viisited GP for intermittent pain at night in big toes between metatarsalia and phalanges proximales have hallux valgus , I have worn wide fit shoes .GP said wear and tear ,he had surgery yrs ago but it does
not work ,would steriod injections help?
Does anyone know, after hallux valgus-hammer toe correction surgery, doctor arranged plaster of paris bandage upto knee.?
Different: If the pain is from hard skin, you have a corn or callus. Basically they are the same tissue, with a corn being more focal and a callus, more diffuse. A bunion is the boney enlargement where the big toe and the metatarsal behind it meet. The big toe is usually leaning toward the lesser toes. If the boney lump is on the toe itself, this is an exostosis. See a podiatrist for discussion of treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can you have a bunion on the top of big toe. Left big toe is turning inward & i can't bend it down as far as right toe.
Yes: A bump on the top of the big toe joint develops with jamming of that joint and formation of spurring. This can be caused by trauma or elevation of the metatarsal bone. Early treatment consists of steroid injections and custom inserts to improve joint function. As it advances, surgery may be needed to restore joint function, insert a joint implant or even fuse the joint to stop painful motion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had bunion surgery 4 years ago and I still have partial numbness on the side of my big toe. Should I be concerned? (It’s not painful)
Return to the : Surgeon, or see another doc, they might try giving you a steroid injection.... ...Read more
Intermittent s pain in big toe,red hard lump,no heat,swelling, shoes don't affect it,worse at evening, feels like circulation cut off,bunion or gout?
Could be either: A painful, swollen big toe joint that occurs from time to time is likely to be gout or other type of arthritis. A permanent bump that is more painful after wearing shoes all day is more likely to be a bunion. By your description, bunion is more likely. See an orthopedic foot doctor or podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
I have a big bunion, my big toe is bent is there anything I could wear to start training my toe while I'm walking, or at home.
I was walking and I felt like something went up my big toe...like I stepped on an object I did have a bunion removed in 2006 but I am not in pain?
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