Hallux Valgus (bunion) is a painful bony bump that develops on the inside of the big toe joint. Bunions develop slowly. Pressure on the big toe leads it to lean toward the second toe. Later, the normal structure of the bone changes, resulting in the bunion bump. This deformity will gradually increase and may make it painful to wear shoes or walk. More common in women.
When the non-operative treatment fails to relieve the symptoms then comes the role of surgery. Surgery realigns bone, ligaments, tendons, and nerves so that the big toe can be brought back to its correct position. There are several surgical procedures to correct bunions.