Think you have Hallux Valgus?
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What is Hallux Valgus?
Hallux valgus occurs when the big toe joint pushes towards the smaller toes causing pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness around the joint. This can be exacerbated when ill fitting footwear is worn.
How did I get this?
Those with arthritis can be more prone.
It can be genetic.
Ill fitting footwear can cause issues, pressing on the joint.
What can I do about it?
Wear appropriate footwear.
Avoid wearing high heels and shoes that are too tight.
Wear a pad over the bunion to deflect pressure.
See a podiatrist.
What help can I get for this?
Podiatrist may advise on appropriate footwear, padding and using night splints.
Orthotics may be prescribed
Foot and ankle surgeon may advise on surgery if the joint is too painful.
When will it get better?
If you are sensible with footwear symptoms may disappear. However, this is normally progressive so will continue to get worse over time.
Surgery is the only effective way of correcting the deformity, however this will not stop it occurring again in the future.