As if the word “Bunion” was not bad enough, the medical term for this hideous hump is Hallux Valgus, or technically Hallus Abducto Valgus” and Metatarsus Primus Varus. While the first sounds like a female condition and the later a prehistoric primate, it’s referring to two forms of structural deformities.
Hallux Valgus is specific to the rotation and bend of the big toe, eventually slipping under the rest of the bunch.
Metatarsus Primus Varus (MPV) is when the hard bone (AKA bunion) juts out of position. Typically this does occur in conjunction with our friend Hallux Valgus Hallux Valgus and low and behold we have ourselves a bunion.