Symptoms: How do you identify a bunion (hallux valgus)?
When the bunions are more advanced there may be symptoms in-between the toes when they rub against each other. This is mainly between the big toe and the second toe, but sometimes causes problems with neighbouring toes too. As weight-bearing changes, patients tend to weight bear mainly on the second toe metatarsal rather than the big toe, this can result in pain underneath the second or third toes. It is not uncommon for a callus or hard skin to appear in this area and in more advanced cases there may be deformities of the second or third toes, known as hammer toe deformities.