A V-shaped, red lump on the side of the big-toe joint is usually a bunion. It is caused by the big toe pushing towards the other toes, causing the metatarsal bone away from the foot. About 50% of women will develop one. The Scarf method of surgery now used, means trimming the bone at the side of the toe and screwing the connecting foot bone back in place. You can be back on your feet within 6 weeks.

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