What is it?
A subluxation of the 1st MPJ with a deviation of the great toe towards the second with an enlargement of the medial first metatarsal head.Causes:
- Excessive pronation and narrow footwear.
- Higher incidence amongst women than men.
- Hereditary factors are listed in some literature.
Effect on Gait:
- Reddened skin over the base of the great toe. Pain over the joint where the great toe joins the foot (MPJ)
Degraded toe off, excessive pronation due to 1st ray instability.
- If caused by overpronation, stability or motion control shoe/insert.
- Educate on proper non-running footwear choices and pre-accommodation for a bunion.
- Calluses may be trimmed.
- Icing may help bursitis and pain symptoms
- (Surgery is above our pay grade) Contact your Fleet Feet Sports location and we can refer you to a local medical professional.