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.