In Altamonte Springs, patients that have a bunion (also known as Hallux Valgus) usually complain of deformity and pain on the inside of the big toe (1st metatarsal phalangeal joint). Patients are usually middle-aged women; researchers agree that bunions are usually hereditary.
Bunions (Hallux Valgus) involve lateral deviation of the proximal phalanx of the first toe (big toe). Although generally hereditary, bunion development can be accelerated by: wearing high-heeled shoes, inflammatory arthritis, Morton’s deformity, and forefoot varus, according to Dr Kenneth Ross DC. A bunion is formed when bursitis, which is caused by the deviation of the metatarsal phalangeal joint, puts pressure on the joint.
Your evaluation will be contingent upon an examination at Chiropractic Pain Medicine and Weight Loss Center, which should include diagnostic radiography, and neurological and orthopaedic testing. These tests will help determine the nature of your bunion. Then they will develop a specific plan of management tailored to your case.