Hallux valgus (hallux valgus) stop is characterized by the curvature of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the first toe and accompanied by deformity of the other toes of the foot.
The main reasons for the development of hallux valgus stop is:
The disease is more common in women than in men, at the ratio of 8:2. Cross flatfoot is due to weakness of the connective and bone tissues of the foot. The development of these types of flat leg, cause wearing uncomfortable and tight shoes, high heel shoes, which leads to uneven load distribution on the foot, the result is a deformation of the front part of the foot and can develop into arthritis of the big toe joint.
Symptoms of hallux valgus include:
If you want to assign to the appropriate treatment and prevent progression of the disease, it is necessary to perform a complete examination of a patient, to determine the true causes of disease and determine in which stage of the process.
The main methods of diagnosis:
The patient must use appropriate specialist to conduct the necessary examinations and treatment, to prevent unwanted complications.
Treatment of this disease, the doctor ortopedatravmatolog to contact the doctor when the first symptoms of the disease.
Conservative treatment of hallux valgus belongs to the non-surgical methods. To him include:
The use of conservative treatment does not result in a complete recovery and is more effective in the early stages of the disease.
In the advanced forms of the disease to operative treatment. There are more than a hundred methods of surgical treatment of hallux valgus. Basic methods of surgical treatment:
After surgery, the patient will be able to walk, relying completely on the metatarsus, starting 3 weeks after surgery. The recovery period is about 23 months from the date of surgical treatment.
In the case that the deformation was minor, and the treatment is carried out correctly and in a timely manner, the look and function of the common can recover without consequences. In advanced forms of hallux valgus, pain may persist even after surgical treatment.
In the absence of timely and proper treatment, the joints of the foot deform, which can lead to chronic bursitis. As a complication the disease can occur disease Deychlendera, which is characterized by the restructuring of the metatarsal bone of the foot.
Prevention is recommended: