Painful feelings around the big toe are often associated with bunions. In Oakland, bunions, also known as Hallus Valgus, occur when the big toe (1st metatarsal phalangeal joint) becomes deformed. The patient with a bunion is often a middle-aged woman and there is a strong hereditary component.
When the proxminal phalanx deviates laterally, a bunion is created. Bunions are most commonly genetic, although their formation can certainly increase. Here’s how: Morton’s deformity, wearing shoes with high heels, arthritis, and forefoot varus, says Dr Lauren Clum DC. A bunion is formed when bursitis, which is caused by the deviation of the metatarsal phalangeal joint, puts pressure on the joint.
Your chiropractor at The Specific Chiropractic Center will perform a thorough history and examination including orthopaedic, neurological testing, and diagnostic radiography to determine the severity of your bunion. You can rely upon your doctor to create a personalized chiropractic protocol designed to help you recover.