What Is the Treatment for Hallux Valgus?

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What is the condition where the big toe curves into the second toe and causes a corn to develop on the second toe? Is the bone deformity of the big toe correctable?

Doctor's response

This condition is referred to as valgus deformity of the great toe or hallux valgus. Hallux valgus is commonly associated with bunion deformity of the base of the big toe as a result of degenerative arthritis there. It can be corrected with surgical repair.


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