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Phone: (615) 220-8788
TollFree: 1 (888) 713-0906
  • Smyrna Office
  • Stonecrest Physicians Building
    300 Stonecrest Blvd, Ste 450

    Smyrna, TN 37167
  • Phone: (615) 220-8788
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  • Brentwood Office
  • 10644 Concord Road
    Brentwood, TN 37027
  • Phone: (615) 220-8788
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  • Hermitage Office
  • Summit Outpatient Center
    3901 Central Pike, Ste 353

    Hermitage, TN 37076
  • Phone: (615)220-8788
  • Fax: (615) 889-2370
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  • Lebanon Office
  • 1424 Baddour Pkwy, Ste E
    Lebanon, TN 37087
  • Phone: (615) 220-8788
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  • Bellevue Office
  • 140 Belle Forest Circle
    Nashville, TN 37221
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  • Mt. Juliet Office
  • 660 S. Mt. Juliet Road, Suite 120
    Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
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  • Waverly Office
  • 110 Hillwood Drive
    Waverly, TN 37185
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Common Big Toe Problems

Hallux Varus causes the big toe to point away from the second toe. Hallux Varus can be a complication that develops after a bunion surgery. However, there are other potential causes of Hallux Varus, such as congenital deformity, tight or short tendons, specifically the abductor hallucis tendons, an absence or surgical removal of a fibular sesamoid, or trauma or injury.

Treatment for Hallux Varus may include:

  • Performing exercises specifically designed to stretch the abductor hallucis tendon.
  • Toe splints.

Your podiatrist may recommend surgery for severe cases of Hallux Varus. The surgery consists of a small incision being made on the side of the toe. Then, the toe is moved into a neutral or straight position and a splint is applied. If you believe you have developed Hallux Varus, whether after a surgery for a bunion or for another reason, contact your podiatrist or contact our office at (888) 713-0906 to set up an appointment for an examination.


Jason Knox, DPM, FACFAS
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Board Certified Surgeon and Podiatrist at Neuhaus Foot and Ankle