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Deformities

Bunions - Hallux Rigidus

Bunions generally describe enlargement and pain involving the bones that make up the great toe joint. Several varieties occur.

The most common is deformity is hallux valgus. The second type, hallux rigidus, is predominantly an arthritic problem.

The second type of bunion is due to arthritic degeneration of the big toe joint which may be very painful, but generally shows little deformity.

Usually a bony prominence but more on top of the big toe joint develops. This type of bunion is called hallux rigidus owing to the limited range of mobility that occurs due to the arthritis.

Bunions - Hallux Rigidus