A hallux valgus is another term for a bunion, which is a deformity of the joint connecting the big toe to the rest of the foot. The first metatarsal bone deviates towards the midline of the body while the big toe itself deviates in the opposite direction. The condition usually occurs when long term pressure is applied to the outside of the big toe, forcing it inwards towards (and in extreme cases, over) the other toes of the foot. It is also sometimes caused by genetic factors. The products below may help with recovery after surgery to treat the condition, but you are advised to use them with the knowledge and consultation of your doctor or other health care professional.