Painful Bunions, what are they ?
A bunion is a bony prominence on the side of the foot. This prominence usually occurs just below the big toe near the joint. This region of the foot is commonly referred to as the first metatarsal head. A bunion in this area is medically referred to as “Hallux Valgus” or “Hallux Abducto Valgus”. A similar type of prominence can also occur just below the small toe joint on the outer edge of the foot. This type of bunion on the little toe side of the foot is sometimes called a bunionette or “Tailor’s Bunion”.