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Bunion

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by Keel JC

(Hallux Valgus)

 

Risk Factors

Bunions are more common in women than in men. Other factors that may increase your chance of getting a bunion include:
You should seek medical attention if you have diabetes and you are having problems with your feet.
 

Diagnosis

The doctor will examine your foot and ask about your symptoms. An x-ray of your foot will be used to diagnose the bunion. It will also show the severity and amount of damage.
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
http://orthoinfo.org

American Podiatric Medical Association
http://www.apma.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Ontario Podiatric Medical Association
http://www.opma.ca

Orthogate
http://www.orthogate.org

 

References


Bunions. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Ortho Info website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00155. Updated September 2012. Accessed February 10, 2014.


Bunion surgery. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Ortho Info website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00140. Updated September 2012. Accessed February 10, 2014.


Ferrari J, Higgins JP, et al. Interventions for treating hallux valgus (abductovalgus) and bunions. Cochrane Database of Syst Rev. 2004;CD000964.


Foot care. National Institute on Aging website. Available at: http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/foot-care. Updated October 17, 2013. Accessed February 10, 2014.


Hallux valgus and bunion. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated January 31, 2014. Accessed February 10, 2014.


Maffulli N, Longo UG, Marinozzi A, Denaro V. Hallux valgus: effectiveness and safety of minimally invasive surgery. A systematic review. Br Med Bull. 2011;97:149-167.

 

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