bunion on big toe
A bunion on the big toe is a bony protrusion that forms on the base of the big toe, it's also known as hallux valgus. This condition is caused by a displacement of the bone, which leads to the big toe pointing towards the second toe, and the bump on the inside of the foot. Symptoms of a bunion on the big toe include pain, redness, and swelling in the area, difficulty walking and finding shoes that fit comfortably. Factors that can contribute to the development of a bunion include genetics, ill-fitting shoes, and certain medical conditions such as arthritis. Treatment options include rest, ice, over-the-counter pain relievers, physical therapy, and orthotics. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the bunion and alleviate the pain. It's best to consult with a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.