Bunions

Information for Patients:

Hallux Valgus is the scientific name for a Bunion

It refers to a condition in which the big toe is angled towards the second toe. In a normal foot, the big toe and the long bone that leads up to it – the first metatarsal – are in a straight line. However, hallux valgus occurs when your long foot bone veers toward the other foot and your big toe drifts towards your second toe.

  • For more information please view the Hallux Valgus leaflet from The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH).