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What is the hallux valgus?

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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
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In brief: 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’.

In brief: 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’.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: Toe position

Hallux valgus is often referred to as a bunion.
It is actually the position of the big toe where it turns toward the second toe.

In brief: Toe position

Hallux valgus is often referred to as a bunion.
It is actually the position of the big toe where it turns toward the second toe.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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