Hallux valgus

Hallux valgus: A big toe (the hallux) that is bent outward (valgus) so it overlaps the 2nd toe. A bunion is a localized painful swelling at the base of the big toe that can accompany hallux valgus. It is frequently associated with inflammation. It can be related to inflammation of the nearby bursa (bursitis) or degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis).