Enlargement and inflammation of the synovial sac over the root of the great toe, and, more rarely, the outer side of the little toe. This is generally due to pressure; or it may be due to rheumatism, and then it is not a true bunion. The joint is red, and generally tender, the tissues over the joint being greatly thickened and hard.
General Treatment.-When painful and inflamed, a compress, moistened with a liniment composed of equal parts of Veratrum v. 0, spirits of wine, and distilled water, to be kept applied. Boots must be made to keep off all pressure from the part.
Medicines.-(Four times a day.)
For true bunion.
For rheumatic bunion.