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What is the difference ‘bunions’ and ‘hallux valgus’?

What is the difference ‘bunions’ and ‘hallux valgus’?

What is the difference between a hallux valgus and a bunion? Sometimes the terms hallux valgus (or hallux abducto valgus) and bunions are used to talk about the same thing. A bunion is the enlargement that occurs on the big toe (hallux) joint, or technically the first...
Just what exactly causes bunions?

Just what exactly causes bunions?

This is not a simple issue and is complex and multiple factors are involved. Poor fitting and tighter shoes are widely believed to be the problem, but not all of those who wear tighter fitting shoes develop bunions, so that is not the whole reason. Bunions are even...
Are you likely to fall over more often if you have bunions?

Are you likely to fall over more often if you have bunions?

Do bunions affect your balance and postural stability? Can you fall over more often if you have bunions? Yes, you can. Bunions have been shown in this research to increase postural sway. The researchers measured how much standing sway that 169 participants had. Those...
Bunions and Depression

Bunions and Depression

Who would have thought that something like hallux valgus or a bunion on the foot would affect your mental health status and functioning? Well it can. This recent study which looked at 102 people and used what is known as the Beck Depression Inventory and measured the...