Bunions: Misdirected Joints
Have you noticed that your toe joint is heading off on its own adventure with your toe going the opposite way? The bony bump and toe displacement may mean you have hallux valgus or, in more familiar terms, bunions. This bump is not new bone growth or overgrowth but is your first metatarsal bone–one of five long bones between your midfoot and your toes–shifting outwards. Often, pain and difficulty finding comfortable shoes are associated with bunions. Your chiropodist can help!
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Contains information from:
NHS. (n.d.). NHS choices. Retrieved December 7, 2022, from https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bunions/
University of Michigan. (n.d.). Bunions (hallux valgus). Bunions (Hallux Valgus) | Michigan Medicine. Retrieved December 7, 2022, from https://www.uofmhealth.org/conditions-treatments/cmc/foot-and-ankle/bunions