When the big toe is angled towards the second toe and sometimes twisted the deformity is commonly known as a bunion. The correct term is Hallux Abducto Valgus (HAV) which actually describes the position of big toe. Bunions can become swollen, inflamed and painful which can be quite debilitating and difficult to fit into shoes. The change of position can also result in thickening of the skin and tissues surrounding the affected joint.
At Prostep Podiatry we can supply a range of braces which can help relieve the pain and if necessary supply footwear which can accommodate the extra width caused by the bunion.