my big toe deviates to the other toes

Discussion in 'English Only' started by keramus, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. keramus

    keramus Senior Member

    Mashhad
    Persian
    Hello everybody

    I want to describe this picture:
    hallux-valgus-klinisches-Bild-mit-fehlstellung-der-grosszehe.png
    My big toe deviates to the other toes.
    Does this sentence sound natural in English?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. cando Senior Member

    English - British
    It would be clearer to say "towards the other toes". You could also say that it is "angled" or "bent" towards the other toes. I don't know if there is a medical term that would be better.
     
  3. Franco-filly Senior Member

    Southern England
    English - Southern England
    It's caused by a bunion, the NHS give this description:

    A bunion is a bony deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. The medical name is hallux valgus.
    The main sign of a bunion is the big toe pointing towards the other toes on the same foot
     
  4. e2efour

    e2efour Senior Member

    England (aged 76)
    UK English
    It doesn't sound natural to me. It looks like an overlapping toe, i.e. My big toe overlaps the second toe.

    But if you want to use deviate, you could say deviates towards (i.e. in the direction of).
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2016

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