People often complain of growths on the legs, more like the bones and prevents movement. These bony bumps are called valgus deformity of the foot. So bump on the foot prevents wear any of the shoes, causing severe pain. This growth looks aesthetically pleasing and is a pathology that requires treatment, the wearing of special shoes and the implementation of certain recommendations. In particularly severe cases, the pathology requiring surgical intervention, without which the patient becomes life really difficult.

Characteristics and causes of diseases


Hallux valgus in adults looks very depressing. This is the foot that collapses inward. Heel split an impressive distance (four inches), when they are gathered together and straightened my legs. Yourself the foot flattened and walking comes only discomfort.

Pain can be expressed not only in the field of bone, and also on the ankle and even to touch her hip. The plan of hallux sole causes the person to change the behaviour of the animals in an attempt to get rid of the present pain and to adapt to the situation.

For the curvature of the foot causes may be very different circumstances:

  • Developmental disorders of the limbs inside the womb on different pregnancy.
  • Wearing poor quality improper shoes in childhood.
  • Dysplasia of connective tissue.
  • Encountered endocrine or other serious hormonal disease.
  • The complex, which are not treatable metabolic disorders.
  • Paralysis, paresis, osteoporosis and other diseases.
  • Violation of posture, constantly wearing high heels and uncomfortable pillows.
  • Pregnancy and the postpartum period up to six months.
  • Excessive body weight, which creates a strong pressure on the bones.
  • Fractures, torn ligaments, and tears, the cracks in the bone.

There may be other reasons that may establish the doctor, after examination and study of medical history.

The presence of a disease in a preschool child tells about the mismatched shoes, which ruins the proper development of the foot from an early age. Too strong physical activities, improper distribution of exercise – are just as harmful as the absence of a load. In older age you need to monitor the possible development of flat feet and a change of foot not only due to injuries and chronic diseases, but also "regular."

At valguse a certain curvature, which is formed in a u-shape. The inside edge of the heel rests on the surface. At the same time begins to bulge bone near the big toe within the foot. Most often, the error is accompanied by flat feet.

Risk group of the


Most affected by this disease are people who due to the nature of the profession most of the time on their feet: dancers, models, salesmen, surgeons, barbers, teachers.

People who absolutely can not move away from the workplace for rest, forced to stand for several hours. Trying to change position accompanied by a deterioration of the results of their work. The hairdresser will be released in the form of hairstyles, which is required, and the teacher, who gets out of control most of the class. Sellers, who not only spent almost the whole day without a chance to sit down, however, there are often gravity, which also affect the deformation of the feet. This category includes also a model, photomodel and dancer. You must survive on your feet up to twenty hours a day, often in shoes with high heels or simply uncomfortable shoes.

There are people who are more prone to manifestation of the disease than others. Despite the fact that so often, such as flat feet, can occur in any person, there is a category of people who are more likely to discover, hallux valgus deformity of the foot.

Shooting pain

The first thing to escape or reduce pain – check out the shoes. Most likely, it is the uncomfortable shape or from poor material. In this case, it is necessary to change the shoes, that will help you to relieve a lot of stress and discomfort. In the cozy shoes, the pain will be much less or entirely disappear.

When the bones become pronounced, a change of shoes will not help. This signals the beginning of the inflammatory process, which needs to be removed. Helps to cope with the unpleasant feelings of:

  • Massage sore place.
  • The use of anti-inflammatory creams.
  • Special exercises, how to prevent and relieve the discomfort.
  • The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Without a prescription, their use is not very desirable.

It often happens that before a doctor, who will prescribe the appropriate treatment, you must first remove the pain. For this purpose, such as folk remedies, and medicines.


Treatment in different phases of the

Orthopedist assign different options for the diagnosis, including the following procedures: in the plantography and podometry. Only on the basis of these data will be able to put the correct diagnosis of hallux valgus in adults, prescribe treatment depends on the level.

Valgus of the foot in adults can be one of three different levels of severity:

  1. The first level of. Strong deformation is not observed, the patient is easy to move and it feels good. However, on the long walk begins to experience severe pain and distorts the experience. This is one of the first warning signals that require a response and preventive measures that will get rid of the disease of the legs.
  2. Another level. Externally, the shape of the foot starts to vary, but not critical. Visible is a small outgrowth, and bone increased. Select shoes become problematic. If you want to respond at this stage of treatment include the use of massage, baths and packs with herbs, special exercises, and orthopedic shoes, the foot becomes almost flat. If you do not respond, the disease will move into the final stage.
  3. Of the third degree. The leg looks very aesthetically pleasing, does not become a natural form. Strongly expressed growth and the bones near to the thumb and fingers are not even and deformed. Pain haunts every attempt to walk, but finding shoes is almost impossible. But even in the soft shoes are not pushy, obvious, visible problem. At this stage conservative treatment is not appropriate, therefore often be used for the operation. And to the question: how to treat hallux valgus deformity at this stage, any doctor will answer only in the hospital. The intervention itself is a complex surgery with severe postoperative period. In more extreme cases, to cope with the disease, first of all try a set of actions that are commonly used for the diagnosis of the second stage.

If you notice unusual bulging of the bones of the big toe, you need to consult with a podiatrist. Hold the foot of the review and, if necessary, sends the x-ray.

The surgical technique


The deformation of the foot, may be in such a bad condition that without surgery is not enough. The patient was struggling to put on the legs and is already experiencing the terrible pain, the bone reaches a significant size. As a result, even if trying to put on shoes, people can not cope and is forced to stay at home in a sitting or lying position.

The recovery period after the surgery the easiest and fastest. It takes about one and a half months, in which the patient is obliged to attend reparative therapy. This period is difficult and painful, but it can not compare with this, which is prior to the surgery. After all, before the surgery, as a rule, people are not able to reach the house and wear Slippers.

During surgery, doctors make a small incision and put the bone back in place. Then cut off the excess growths and clear them from the body cavity. Further, the experts fix the metatarsal bone at the appropriate place, do a special cut durable threads.

Surgery is the most radical method of treatment of hallux valgus. Surgeons try not to use it without the "extreme" reading, and patients who do not wish to agree to, until the pain starts to drive you crazy when you try to make a move.

The lack of treatment and pathology

In addition to the pain, which will become the constant companion of the patient and will interfere with walking, he lost the option to choose comfortable shoes.

There is impairment of the muscles, there are many other diseases related platypodia. They will be accompanied by a hallux valgus deformity and will bring a lot of problems. Next, we consider the anticipated pathology while ignoring the disease:

  • Curvature of the spine.
  • The appearance of abnormalities in the internal organs and injury to the various joints.
  • The look of the spurs on the heels, fingers deformed.
  • Headache and weaknesses.

Ignoring disease does not solve the problem and leads to a deterioration of the situation. This can end up sad, until the absolute inability to move and the disability person. Therefore, it is still time to seek help.