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Describe the features of a bunion.?

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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
7 doctors agree

In brief: Bump at the big toe

A bunion refers to the bump on the inside of the big toe joint.
This usually results from hallux valgus, a deformity of the big toe joint where the midfoot bone (metatarsal) points in towards the middle of the body and the toe points out toward the 5th toe. That position of the bones creates a prominence on the inside of the foot that is the bunion.

In brief: Bump at the big toe

A bunion refers to the bump on the inside of the big toe joint.
This usually results from hallux valgus, a deformity of the big toe joint where the midfoot bone (metatarsal) points in towards the middle of the body and the toe points out toward the 5th toe. That position of the bones creates a prominence on the inside of the foot that is the bunion.
Dr. Daniel Farber
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Let me see below

A bunion is an irregular bony prominence (a bump) on the joint where your big toe meets the main bones of your foot.
The bunion causes the end of the big toe to bend toward the other toes and crowd them, while the bone at the base of the toe where it meets the foot moves outward beyond the normal limits of where the bone should be.

In brief: Let me see below

A bunion is an irregular bony prominence (a bump) on the joint where your big toe meets the main bones of your foot.
The bunion causes the end of the big toe to bend toward the other toes and crowd them, while the bone at the base of the toe where it meets the foot moves outward beyond the normal limits of where the bone should be.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bump

A bunion is a progressive disorder that is often described as 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’s “bump” which may lead to pain.

In brief: Bump

A bunion is a progressive disorder that is often described as 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’s “bump” which may lead to pain.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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