PLANO-valgus deformity is a defect of the foot in which its arch is reduced and the axis becomes ud X-shaped. The toes are developed and the heel outwards, the middle part of the foot is lowered. Walking becomes awkward, the kid, he tires easily and complains of pain in the legs.
At home, parents know what it is – valgus of the foot, you can easily check whether their crumbs this error. If you want to do this, simply ask him to stand up straight and the impact on the knees. In this position the distance between the inner edges of the ankles must be more than 5 cm.
If we look at the child's feet, even the "naked eye" is looking, as the foot collapses inwards, and the legs look like the letter "X", as shown in fig.
Flat feet can be represented in different levels depending on the degree of deviations from the arch of the foot:
Depending on the causes of the disease, flat feet is of two types:
If your child is diagnosed with "flat-valgus foot" position fix can be up to 14-15 years. Before this time the child is in the account at the orthopedist and regularly carry out the treatment. How to fix it, read on. Make sure that you will succeed, because if you read these lines, then on the right track.
The course of treatment depends on the age of the child and the degree of which has reached its development of the deformation. If the flat is congenital, its diagnosis using special techniques:
If pathology is detected, for the treatment of used tyres, which allows to determine the extremities.Baths
Older children therapeutic course includes a number of procedures. Great importance is attached to the foot bath. The temperature of the water for the process, which is about 40 degrees. Add some sea salt and keep your feet in the foot bath for half an hour.
In a container of water to enhance the effect, you can put a massage pad and ask the child to walk on it. The treatment strengthens the muscles and does not create additional load on the legs.
Do not ignore this, at first sight unnecessary procedure, the effect is worth it.Massage
Massage is another way of relieving muscle tension making muscles and ligaments stronger and more supple. Improves blood circulation and normalizes the development of the limbs. Get rid of PLANO-valgus of the foot, it is necessary for a back massage, then move to the lower back and buttocks, then legs to feet (at the end of the article will be a detailed video about the art of massage and gymnastics):
Along with the massage and the bath used physiotherapy:
At home, if you can't visit a specialist, you can do the exercises:
If you have the opportunity to attend classes at the medical center and see how to treat flat feet in gymnastics is a big plus, because you can perform these exercises at home without assistance.Special shoes
A required element of the treatment – special shoes, called "orthopedic". Its main difference from regular running shoes is that the internal side of the foot on the insole of the prison that support the arch and correct position.
The maximum heel is attached, the foot is limited. The best is that running shoes are specially designed for your child. If this is not possible, the purchase of standard orthotic devices or insoles, which can be placed into regular shoes.Surgery
In severe cases, to eliminate the bending of the use of surgery. There are several types of surgery, but the essence of them is that the ties that are either trimmed or are attached to the bone, in order to reduce their mobility.
Performance against the children, that are used rarely: in most cases a good result can be achieved by the application of preventive methods.