Alternate Names : Hallux Abducto Valgus, Hallux Abducto Valgus with Metatarsus Supremus Varus, Hallux Valgus
What are the treatments for the condition?
People who know they have a tendency to form a bunion should be treated early on. Early treatment is with arch supports or custom-made foot orthotics. These supports help to manage the abnormal foot structure. Other treatments include:
wearing wide shoes or having shoes stretched to prevent pressure in the area of the big toe.
using braces to try and bring the big toe back into alignment. The braces are effective, but they are hard to wear.
bunion repair surgery, if other methods have failed to correct the problem.
What are the side effects of the treatments?
There are usually no side effects with nonsurgical treatments. Surgery may cause side effects, including:
stomach upset from the anesthesia
possible allergic reaction to the anesthesia
possible bleeding or infection at the surgery site
What happens after treatment for the condition?
Treatment is usually ongoing. It involves protecting the area to prevent symptoms or continuing to wear arch supports or foot orthotics.