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 a ratio of 8:2. Transverse flatfoot is due to weakness of the connective and bone tissues of the foot. Development of this type of flat feet, 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 of the foot and can develop into arthritis of the big toe joint.
The symptoms of hallux valgus include:
To assign adequate treatment and to prevent progression of the disease, it is necessary to conduct a full examination of the patient, to determine the true causes of disease and determine the stage of the process.
The main methods of diagnosis:
The patient must apply to a relevant specialist to conduct the necessary examinations and treatment in order to prevent unwanted complications.
The treatment of this disease does the doctor ortopedatravmatolog to contact a 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 lead to full recovery and more effective in the early stages of the disease.
In advanced forms of the disease to operative treatment. There are over hundreds of methods of surgical treatment of hallux valgus. Basic methods of surgical treatment:
After surgery, the patient will be able to walk, relying totally on 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 appearance and function of the joint can recover without consequences. In advanced forms of hallux valgus, pain can persist even after surgical treatment.
In the absence of timely and correct treatment, the joints of the foot deform, which can lead to chronic bursitis. As a complication of the disease can occur disease Deychlendera, which is characterized by a restructuring of the metatarsal bones of the foot.
Prevention is recommended: