Painful feelings around the big toe are often associated with bunions. In Richmond, bunions, also known as Hallus Valgus, occur when the big toe (1st metatarsal phalangeal joint) becomes deformed. The patient with a bunion is often a middle-aged woman and there is a strong hereditary component.
When the first toe experiences a lateral deviation of the proximal phalanx, a bunion is formed. Although generally hereditary, bunion development can be accelerated by: wearing high-heeled shoes, inflammatory arthritis, Morton’s deformity, and forefoot varus, according to Dr Richard Ranallo DC. Pressure, caused by the deviation of the first metatarsal phalangeal joint (big toe), develops into localized bursitis; a bunion is formed.
The examination will help your chiropractor at Richmond Chiropractor determine how severe your bunion is. The exam includes orthopaedic and neurological testing, as well as diagnostic radiography. You can rely upon your doctor to create a personalized chiropractic protocol designed to help you recover.