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Hallux Varus

Hallux varus is a condition in which the big toe is positioned away from the second toe. This is the opposite direction of the big toe position with a bunion. This can be caused by a congenital defect (meaning you are born with the toe like that), by a muscle being too active, by trauma, or by overcorrection of a bunion deformity. Hallux varus may cause pain within the joint and irritation to the skin on the side of the toe.

Treatment may consist of splinting the big toe in a better position, wearing wider shoes, stretching or releasing the muscle that is too active, or repositioning the joint through surgery.

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