To 2. in children often podiatrists diagnose hammertoe valgus type, when there is more emphasis on the inner part. The curvature prevents children to develop the basic skills of walking, sometimes accompanied by discomfort, pain, underlying medical conditions. On 1 and 2 degrees of valgus is possible to perform conservative treatment, which in 90% of cases ends in complete recovery in accordance with all recommendations of the doctor. An integral part of the treatment is massage of the feet with valgus in children. How to do it properly, on that note, tell article.
Massage is indicated for the treatment of most diseases of the musculoskeletal apparatus. Children are often diagnosed with varus and valgus curvature of the foot. You need to understand what is the difference between these diseases, as massage techniques differ from each other.
Varus deformation is easily distinguished from hallux valgus. When valgus foot children walking gives emphasis to the inner surface of the sole, the feet become special X-shaped.
If the child's feet, that would give the right to join the knee, at the ankle will be likely to have a crack over 3 see This sign, which clearly indicates a valgus deformity of the foot type.
If the child has a varus curvature of the emphasis in walking, that will be done on the outside of the soles of the feet will be in the form of the letter "s", rounded off from the knee to the ankle.
Must be able to distinguish also, valgus deformity of the foot from flat feet. The second is characterized by a concomitant complication, characterized by flat feet. This is reflected in the omission of the arch of the foot when the transverse or longitudinal arch deformation, resulting in enhanced flat soles.
If it is good to paint over with regular paint child's foot and place it on a sheet of paper, the difference will be reflected in the lack of valgus the type of interval (gap) between the inner side of the sole and arch. A floor plan will be completely straight and extended to the inner side. Well seen contrast of the disease in the picture below. Massage with flat feet in children effective as the normal hallux valgus.
Children younger than 2 years of age, to identify the deformity of the foot difficult. This is due to the anatomical peculiarities of the feet. They are 3-5 years old have a flat shape. Over time, it alone passes.
Children up to 2 years podiatrists can diagnose valgus curvature and I recommend to spend at home baby massage.
Follow the procedure in this way:
Massage for children under the age of 2 years should be performed every morning and evening before bathing. The procedure is described in 10-15 minutes.
Children 3 years to do the advanced massage. Foot massage for the child with valgus of the foot, is done the same way in the morning and in the evening, as the kids. Classic massage in valgus installation stop is available as:
The complete massage should be simple strokes with the fingers.
The treatment of hallux valgus includes a variety of measures – massage, physical therapy and wearing orthopedic shoes.
Orthopedists recommend massage at home, having regard to the recommendation:
Observing all the guidelines and rules of massage, you can completely get rid of flatfoot, or hallux valgus of the feet.