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A bunion (hallux valgus) is an enlargement of bone or tissue around
the joint at the base of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint). This results
in a bump on the outside edge of this toe. The skin may be red or irritated,
and there may be swelling at the base of the big toe. The big toe may point
toward the other toes.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerGavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
Current as ofMarch 21, 2017
Current as of:
March 21, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Gavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
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