Bunions

bunion

What is it?

A subluxation of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) with a deviation of the great toe towards the second with an enlargement of the medial first metatarsal head.

Causes:

Excessive pronation and narrow footwear. Higher incidence amongst women than men. Hereditary factors are listed in some literature.

Symptoms:

Reddened skin over the base of the great toe. Pain over the joint where the great toe joins the foot (MPJ).

Solutions:

  • If caused by oveprontation, stability or motion control shoe/insert.
  • Calluses may be trimmed
  • Icing may help bursitis and pain symptoms

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