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Bunion / Hallux Valgus

This is for your general information only.

A bunion is a complex deformity that results in a bump that develops on the inner side of the foot, in the area where the big toe and the bone it connects to (called the first metatarsal) meet or the turning inward of the big toe, so that it presses against the second toe.

Bunions are a progressive deformity, and if left untreated the bump will become larger, and the big toe will eventually lie over or under the second toe.


  • Wearing high heels or pointed toe shoes.
  • Injury to the big toe / first metatarso-phalangeal joint.
  • Arthritis of the first metatarso-phalangeal joint.
  • Some neurological diseases cause contractures of the joints of the feet and toes, causing bunions to form.
  • Sudden increases in training can lead to Achilles tendonitis.
  • Pes Planus / Flat feet (See Orthotics).

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