Bunions (Hallux Valgus)

Bunions (Hallux Valgus)

This is where the big toe angles excessively towards the second toe. The ‘bunion’ (Hallux Abducto-Valgus – HAV)is actually a symptom of this deformity. Bunions tend to run in families(hereditary) and are highly linked to a persons foot type. However, shoes may be a contributory factor, its therefore, important that our podiatrist assess your footwear.


There are four stages of HAV (1 Mild – 4 Severe)our podiatrists can assess the stage of your bunion and give you advise regarding treatment options. If you have no drift of the toes, but rather bumps at the joints (or elsewhere) it may not be a bunion. There are a range of other toe deformities which may present with similar symptoms these include: Hallux Rigidus / Limitus and Hammer Toes.

Our podiatrists can advise you on a range of treatments that may slow down this process and relieve pain (if there is any). We and can also provide information regarding bunion surgery – however, this requires referral to a specialist Podiatric Surgeon.

Treatments from €40.

See Costs page for more details.


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