HALLUX VALGUS GUIDE
Hallux valgus - Not only a women's problem
March 13, 2019, 4:19 pm
A large number of people suffer silently from hallux valgus pain. When the feet hurt or become unsightly deformed, the quality of life is suddenly rapidly reduced. Hiking in nature, standing for long periods at events or at work, everything becomes burdensome and uncomfortable. Thanks to excellent shoe innovations, those who want to maintain or improve their quality of life can still wear fashionable, comfortable and trendy shoes that are specially tailored to the needs of those affected.
Hallux valgus, also known as bunions, is one of the most common foot disorders in industrialized countries in a wide variety of forms and often brings with it unpleasant foot pain. Nikolaus Wülker and Frank Mittag published the following statement in the German Medical Journal in 2012: "No deformity (editor's note: deformation) of the forefoot is as common as hallux valgus. In a recent review, the global prevalence (frequency) is reported to be up to 23% in 18- to 65-year-olds and 35% in older people over 65."
Thus, along with back pain, the bunion is the secret common ailment of today's world. But what is hallux valgus anyway and how does it affect foot health?
Tips, exercises and home remedies against hallux valgus pain?
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Hallux valgus is a common condition with an increasing tendency. Younger and younger women complain about foot pain and deformation of the toes. In addition to genetic factors, a dysbalance of the musculature as well as poor or unsuitable shoes play an important role in the development. Preventive measures include shoes with sufficient toe clearance, lots of barefoot walking and strengthening the foot muscles. You can find tips and exercises for hallux valgus gymnastics in the article "Alleviating pain".
Hallux valgus symptoms can be treated and relieved with a combination of physical therapy and orthotic devices. Surgery should be considered last. Basically, walking barefoot a lot and from childhood promotes the healthy development of the feet, in addition, foot exercises can be a good and easy means of prevention.
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 symptoms and foot pain, make an appointment with an orthopedist, preferably a podiatrist.
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Call date 2018-07-10