A bunion is a foot deformation that causes the big toe to angle toward the other toes while a large bump appears on the inside of the foot at the big toe joint.  It is also known as Hallux Valgus.  It is caused when ligaments tendons and muscles become out of balance.  They can be removed with a simple, fast outpatient procedure similar to going to the dentist.

A bunion removal procedure is called a bunionectomy.