When is a toe spreader used?
Hallux valgus does not always have to be the reason why you need a toe spreader. Some women have toes that are very close together and rub uncomfortably. Especially then, it is poison for the feet if you put them into very tight or high shoes, whereby the toes are pressed together even tighter. Calluses and pressure points develop, which cause pain.
If you have a bunion, also known as hallux valgus, sooner or later the big toe will inevitably tilt towards the adjacent toe as the base joint shifts. In the case of mild or incipient hallux valgus, a toe spreader is absolutely ideal, especially since it can be worn in the shoe and thus in everyday life without any problems.
In the case of severe hallux valgus, a toe spreader will at most provide a little relief but will not improve the position of the big toe.
Relaxation for your feet: toe yoga with toe spreader
With the help of the toe spreader, you not only give your toes relief and spare them painful friction, but also train important parts at the same time. Your fasciae (fibrous connective tissue) are stretched and strengthened. As with yoga, which is all about stretching and extending, your ligaments and muscles are also stretched by the toe spreader.
Know: Special toe spreaders can also be used for hammer and claw toes and provide relief and relief.
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As in most cases, the good advice here is to react quickly when you notice that something is wrong with your feet. The sooner you take the right measures, such as wearing a toe spreader, the sooner you will get relief and can prevent the situation from getting worse. Of course, our articles do not replace a visit to the doctor. Always get good advice beforehand and find the right type of treatment for you that will lead to 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.