“Bunions”, also known as hallux abducto valgus, are a common condition in which the big toe is angled excessively towards the second toe, leading to a bony lump on the outside of the big toe joint. This can also form a large sac of fluid, known as a bursa, which can then become inflamed and sore. Callus or corns may appear over the bunion due to excessive pressure from footwear. Early conservative management by a podiatrist can help to relieve symptoms. We can also advise on whether a referral to an orthopaedic or podiatric surgeon for a surgical correction might be indicated.