Hallux valgus or, popularly, a bone on the leg occurs in 98% of cases in women. There are many reasons for its appearance: uncomfortable shoes, too high heels, excessive prolonged load on the lower limbs, overweight, lack of calcium in the daily diet, trauma, genetic predisposition, flat feet. In the early stages of the disease, the patient experiences only mild discomfort and most of all cares about the aesthetic component. However, if you run it, then the deformation can significantly worsen a persons life. He will have pain when walking, fatigue, problems with the spine. To combat hallux valgus, there are currently several treatments:
special footwear and orthopedic insoles;
toe correctors, rollers;
All 3 first points are perfect both in the initial stages and during the rehabilitation period after surgery. The bone gradually grows more and more, the thumb is more deformed. This causes painful sensations during any movement. Old shoes become uncomfortable, chafe, and calluses appear. And it is very difficult to find a new one. That is why orthopedists recommend using special insoles and shoes tailored specifically for the patient in order to reduce the load on the musculoskeletal system. In this case, anti-inflammatory drugs can be prescribed if severe swelling and persistent pain appear.
Correctors and onlays help a lot at the initial stage of the disease, preventing it from developing further. They fix the finger in one place, gradually returning it to its previous position. The operation will be required in advanced cases, when you have to change the place of attachment of the tendons, sawing the bone or use additional screws and knitting needles.
In any case, a professional consultation with an orthopedic surgeon is required.Self-treatment is undertaken only with a slight manifestation of hallux valgus. In this case, finger correctors are perfect for daily use, as well as ointments and oral preparations that reduce pain, relieve inflammation and help strengthen bone and cartilage tissue damaged by this disease.
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