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Bunion or Hallux Valgus

What is Bunion?

A common problem experienced by most of the people due to bony protuberance at the base of the big toe, Bunion is more complicated in comparison simply a bump on the foot. Big toe angles towards the other toes. This condition is called as Hallux Valgus. Bunions are the most common in women and reason behind it is the most often unsuitable footwear.

It is a prominence on the inner side of the foot at the base of the big toe that usually forms for the reason of alignment of the bones of the forefoot. It causes pressure and prominence of the base of the big toe. Moreover, irritation of the soft tissue may also cause swelling and pain.

Causes behind Bunion or Hallux Valgus

This problem is generally hereditary. However, wearing too light footwear or causing the toes to be squeezed together is some common causes of bunions and Hallux Valgus.

Bunion Pain – Know about Causes

Pain over the bunion is a problem that can cause pain. Big toe becomes more and more angled and base of the toe becomes important that forms bunion. This form is a part for the reason of new angle of the toe and a part due to inflammation over the bunion surface. If inflammation worsens, you may experience pain with shoe wear and walking.

Hammer Toe Development

It is another problem as the big toe may eventually come to lie over and more commonly under the second toe. It may cause irritation at the time of wearing shoes and more pain. Second toe forms a hammertoe, if you have bunions.


It is important to consult with experienced orthopaedic surgeons and experts before starting any kind of treatment. They will recommend you the right and effective treatment.

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