Also known as Hallux-Abductus-Valgus – it is a change in the joint in one or both feet. In the initial stages it feels like hard lumps at the side of the foot – but its actually a sign of bone changes that are occurring internally. They are common foot deformities. Unfortunately many people unnecessarily suffer the pain before seeking help.
Why do I get it?
A change in the mechanical structure of the foot creating joint damage. The cause of these changes can range from other an undiagnosed and untreated underling foot conditions as well as footwear too.
What can be done by a Podiatrist?
This condition is progressive and so getting a good diagnosis is key. Once evaluated a treatment plan starting with non-surgical is started. This can include footwear changes, foot aids, paddings and insoles. If non-surgical treatments are not effective then surgery avenues can be explored.