PLANO-valgus deformity is a defect of the foot in which its arch decreases and the axis of the limb becomes X-shaped. The fingers unfold and the heel outwards, middle part of the foot is lowered. Gait becomes awkward kid, he tires easily and complains of pain in the legs.
At home, parents knowing what it is – valgus foot, can easily check whether their crumbs this defect. To do this, simply ask him to stand up straight and impact the knees. In this position the distance between the inner edges of the ankles must be more than 5 cm.
If you look at the child's feet, even the "naked eye" is seen as the foot collapses inwards, and the legs look like the letter "X" as pictured.
Flat feet can be represented in different degrees depending on the degree of deviation of 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 undergoes treatment. How to fix, read on. Sure, you will succeed, because if you are reading these lines, then on the right track.
The course of treatment depends on the age of the baby and the degree, which has reached in its development of the deformation. If the flat is congenital, its diagnosis use special techniques:
If pathology is detected, for the treatment of used tyres, that allows to fix the limbs.Baths
The older children therapeutic course involves a number of procedures. Great importance is attached to a foot bath. The water temperature for the procedure is about 40 degrees. Add some sea salt and keep feet in foot baths 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. Treatment strengthens the muscles and it does not create additional load on the legs.
Don't ignore this, at first glance, unnecessary procedure, the effect is worth it.Massage
Massage is another method of relieving muscle tension making muscles and ligaments stronger and more supple. It improves blood circulation and normalizes the development of the limbs. To get rid of PLANO-valgus of the foot, it is necessary to massage the back, then move to the lower back and buttocks, then the legs to the feet (at the end of the article will be a detailed video about the art of massage and gymnastics):
Along with massage and baths are applied physiotherapy:
At home, if you can not visit a specialist, you can do 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 treatment – special shoes, called "orthopedic". Its main difference from regular shoes is that the inner side of the foot on the insole there is the rise that support the arch and correct position.
The maximum heel is attached, the foot is fixed. It is best to order shoes are individually for your child. But if this is not possible, purchase of standard orthotic devices or insoles that can be put in regular shoes.Surgery
In severe cases, to eliminate warping applied surgery. There are several types of surgery, but the essence of them is that ligaments are either trimmed or are attached to bone in order to minimize its mobility.
The operation against children is used rarely: in most cases a good result can be achieved using preventive methods.