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Hallux valgus deformities result from laxity in the first metatarsophalangeal joint. This laxity results in the movement of the first metatarsal head medially, while the proximal phalanx moves into valgus direction. As a result, the great toe can become dysfunctional and painful. Pt usually complains of pain at the medial aspect of the MTP joint and soreness at the medial aspect of the second toe. It is easily identifiable upon observation of the forefoot with obvious deformity at the MTP joint. Imaging x-ray can help for finding osteophyte at MTP and increased intermetatarsal and hallux valgus angles. Treatment is consisted of wearing proper shoes such as nonrestrictive narrow footwear.

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Lee, B., Choi, J., Lopez, F. (2017). Bunions. In: Kahn, S., Xu, R. (eds) Musculoskeletal Sports and Spine Disorders. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50512-1_74

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