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What is a Bunion?

Bunions are a growing bone deformity with ligament tearing and secondary joint dislocation.  Increasing hypermobility and compensation of the forefoot blocks the motion of the big toe joint.  When the big toe joint won’t bend enough for you to go up on your toes, you start to abduct (spin) off the side of the big toe joint.  This abnormal function and pressure on the joint every step you take is what causes the bone growth (exostosis) and the ligament tearing and gradual dislocation (subluxation) of the big toe joint.

Posted on: 27.04.2011
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