Corrective socks for hallux valgus
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Hallux valgus correction socks - easy and uncomplicated
Hallux valgus corrective socks are like the egg-laying pillow. They have the advantages of all orthopaedic aids such as the hallux valgus splint, the hallux bandage, the toe spreader and a tape. It sounds like the one true solution to all your problems.
But: Each of the positive effects occurs in a weakened form and thus has a lesser effect.
Thanks to their separated toe sections, like a glove, the hallux valgus correction socks have a natural spreading effect. This is of course much less pronounced than with a toe spreader. The fabric of the corrective sock dampens the pressure on the ball of the toe, but again much less than a hallux valgus bandage, which is either made of thicker fabric, silicone or gel and can therefore dampen and hold off a lot more. With sewn-in tapes and shaping elements, the correction sock is also intended to correct the malposition.
Corrective socks with tape vs. taping hallux valgus
The positive aspect is that, in contrast to taping, skin irritation can be avoided. The hallux valgus corrective sock can also be worn in the shoe and is therefore also effective when walking and standing.
Nevertheless, it has to be said: In order to properly stabilise the malpositioned big toe and gradually bring it back into the correct position, a better fixation and individual fitting of an orthopaedic device is required. Here it is important that you have a clear diagnosis and seek advice from your orthopaedist as to which aid is the most suitable for your degree of severity. Basically, for a comfortable feeling, slight relief and a little more support, you absolutely cannot go wrong with a corrective sock.
Not sure if you have hallux valgus?
You can find out more about the symptoms and diagnosis in this technical text:
No need to panic.
Despite hallux valgus, your everyday life can be pain-free and worries about a hallux operation are a thing of the past. With a variety of orthopaedic aids, exercises and therapies, a deformity of the big toe can be treated very well in most cases and the deformity can be stopped and even corrected. However, always consult your doctor to find out which treatment method suits you best and what has the best chance of success.
This article contains general information only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or self-treatment. It cannot replace a visit to the doctor. If you have foot pain due to hallux valgus, make an appointment with an orthopaedist, preferably a foot specialist.