Bunions can be unsightly and painful. Though it may appear to be the case, bunions are not the result of bone growth. Instead, bunions are caused by a subluxed big toe joint.
The medical term for bunions is hallux abductovalgus. Bunions can range from mild to moderate to severe.
Through an X-ray that reveals the anatomy of the foot, bunions are measured by the size of the metatarsal angle and angle of the subluxed big toe. This will appear as how much the big toe is turned towards the second toe.
The main causes of bunions are heredity and poorly fitting shoes. Typically, painful bunions appear at the ages of 40, 50 or later.
Consult with Dr. Neal Blitz to learn more about how the subluxed big toe causes bunions.
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