What is it?
A subluxation of the 1st MPJ (metatarsophalangeal joint) with a deviation of the great toe towards the second with an enlargement of the medial first metatarsal head.
- Excessive pronation and narrow footwear.
- Higher incidence amongst women than men.
- Hereditary factors are listed in some literature.
- Reddened skin over the base of the great toe. Pain over the joint where the great toe joins the foot (MPJ)
Effect on Gait:
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.