I have a large bump below my big toe. Do I have a bunion?

Have you noticed a big bump forming right below your great toe? At Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists, Drs. Thomajan and John often see patients who come in with this enlarged, progressive, acquired deformity. This is called a bunion.

There are two different types of structural deformities that can happen right at that joint.

The first is called a Hallux Abducto Valgus. This condition is a structural deformity of the joint that causes drifting of the great toe towards the lesser toes and creates a large protrusion that makes it difficult to wear shoes.

The second type of bunion is called a Hallux Limitus, or a Hallux Rigidus. With this condition, instead of the bump being on the side of your toe, it’s now on the top. Patient with this type of bunion can also find it very difficult to find shoes that fit well.

If you believe that you have an acquired or progressive bunion deformity, come see the experts at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists, we’d love to take care of you.

Dr. Craig H. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS
Founder and Managing Partner of Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists