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What is Hallux Valgus or bunion ?

Hallux Valgus & Bunion

When do I have Hallux Valgus?

You may have Hallux Valgus when a drifting or inward tilting of your big toe towards the little toes is visible. In some cases, the big toe continues in a slanting position, eventually either overlapping or under-lapping the subsequent little toe. This deformation then may be the culprit of a variety of joint and muscle problems branching all the way up through your intire body. Examples of Hallux Valgus

What causes my Hallux Valgus?

One of the primary reasons of hallux valgus is explored to be the weakening and extension of the abductor hallucis muscle. This may stem from the pressure applied from wearing both, too tight socks and shoes or from genetic tendency.

The pressure given to the big toe forces it to tilt inwards, which can cause the spreader muscle to weaken. The ligaments become stretched and are left with insufficient strength to return the big toe to its original position.

Symptoms of Hallux Valgus depending on severity:

  • Aesthetic problems.
  • Callus formations, persistent irritation of the skin.
  • Pain when weight ore more weight is applied to your feet or when moving.
  • Frequently stumbling for no noticable reason
  • Fluid accumulation in the knees
  • neck and shoulder stiffness
  • Ankle, knee and hip joint pain or discomfort
  • Joint arthritis and rigidity at the base of the toe.
  • Little toe deformities such as hammer toe, claw toe and bunions.

Classification of hallux valgus deformity


What is a Bunion?

Bunions are often decribed to be another name for Hallux Valgus, but they are in fact not one and the same. Bunions are the bony, fluid filled bump that has developed at the base of the great toe as a direct result of the big toe deformation which is known as Hallux Valgus.

A possible inflammation and / or swelling of one or more bunions can cause unbearable discomfort for the sufferer, depending on the characteristic.  Even the simplest tasks, like walking, may be a painful challange. The skin may become reddedned and deeper tissue around a bunion also may become swollen and inflamed.

Bunion Symptoms:

  • Redness, swelling and inflammation, irradiating around the big toe joint.
  • A bulging bump on the outside of the base of your big toe.
  • Pain radiating through the joint and into the ball of the foot.
  • Corns or calluses formation around the big toe and ball of the foot.
  • Restricted movement of your big toe.
  • Thickening of the skin at the base of your toes.

You can prevent bunions by bringing the big toe back into its normal position as it should be, by wearing a “Bochikun” daily and for a longer period. Try it for a month and you will experience the 1st changes of your gait and body balance. A pain relief will be noticable much faster, sometimes direct after or while the first approaches.

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