Hallux Valgus


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Hallux Valgus Anatomy
Hallux valgus is the medical term for a bunion.   Hallux means big toe or great toe.  Valgus means bent out and is used to describe a deformity in which the angulation is away from the midline of the body. Hallux Valgus is when the great toe is bent out away from the midline of the body.  This is a common deformity seen in 9 out of 10 women.  Hallux valgus is commonly called a bunion and is most noted for the abnormal and often painful bony bump at the base of the big toe. 

People with weak or flat feet and women who wear high heels a lot tend to develop bunions.

Hallux Valgus is associated with: genetc predisposition, inappropriate footwear, anatomic/structural abnormalities( hindfoot pronation, metatarsus primus varus, Achilles contracture, 1st metatarsocuneiform hypermobility), neuromuscular disorders(stroke, cerebral palsy), ligmanetous laxity, hereditary predisposition.

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Hallux Valgus Treatment

Hallux Valgus Rehab Program

Hallux Valgus Prevention
Prevention of Hallux Valgus 

Similar injuries that can be confused with Hallux Valgus include:



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