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What is hallux valgus?

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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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Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: A bunion!

Hallux valgus is commonly known as a bunion.
This is a disorder of the joint that connects the big toe to the foot. You can find out more about this condition at footcaremd.Com.

In brief: A bunion!

Hallux valgus is commonly known as a bunion.
This is a disorder of the joint that connects the big toe to the foot. You can find out more about this condition at footcaremd.Com.
Dr. Eric Bluman
Dr. Eric Bluman
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Actually, a Hallux Valgus by definition is a misaligned big toe. A bunion is a "bump". The "bump" occurs on the medial side of the first metatarsal head. The two terms are often used to describe the same condition even though by definition this is actually not really the case. Semantics? yes.

In brief: Position

Of great toe moving to second toe.
Usually with a bunion.

In brief: Position

Of great toe moving to second toe.
Usually with a bunion.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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