A bony protrusion from the outside edge of the joint at
the base of the big (first) toe. Three times as many
women as men have the disorder.
Hallux valgus. The technical name for the big toe is hallux.
If the big toe has grown or been forced into a position
where it overlaps one or more of the other toes,
that is called hallux valgus.
Usually curable with treatment and preventive measures
to guard against recurrence.
Medicine usually is not necessary for this disorder unless infection develops.
If surgery is necessary, resume your normal activities gradually afterward. Walk on your heels until the surgical site heals. Elevate the foot of the bed to reduce swelling.
No special diet.