There are several foot conditions that can cause deformity to your toes. One condition that specifically affects the big toe joint is called hallux varus. Hallux varus causes the big toe to push away from the other toes, unlike a bunion that forces it inward.
Hallux varus most commonly develops from complications following bunion surgery. There have been cases though where this condition occurred from a congenital deformity, trauma, tight or short tendons, the removal of a sesamoid bone from the big toe joint or a certain form of arthritis.
Dr. Jeff Bowman, foot specialist in Houston, TX, can treat any type of foot condition or deformity. His expertise and state-of-the-art treatment options can provide thorough diagnosis and appropriate treatment tailored to your needs. Hallux varus can cause quite a bit of pain. The leaning outward of the toe can cause it to press against shoes resulting in blisters, ingrown toenails and possible dislocation of the toe joint.
The treatment of hallux varus will depend on the severity of your condition. You may have a mild case where the joint is still flexible and may respond well to splinting, corrective shoes or specific exercises. If these methods do not provide relief, surgery may be required to straighten the toe. If surgery is necessary, you can trust Dr. Bowman and his caring staff to walk with you every step of the way.
If you have a deformity such as hallux varus or another type that is causing pain and interfering with your life, please contact us for help. Contact our podiatric office at (713) 467-8886 or schedule an appointment online at www.houstonfootspecialists.com.
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