Diagnosing and treating hallux valgus: A conservative approach for a common problem
BRIAN G. DONLEY, MD
CHRISTOPHER L. TISDEL, MD
James J. Sferra, MD
James O. Hall, DPM
For most patients with hallux valgus, the problem is caused by wearing shoes that are too tight, and conservative measures can help. We review how primary care physicians can evaluate and treat this problem, and when to refer to an orthopaedic surgeon.