Hallux valgus the big toe is a pathological condition which affects half of women and 20% men. The disease has its stages and characteristic symptoms.
The main causesthat lead to hallux valgus is wearing mismatched shoes (high heels, narrow toe, no fixing) and congenital flat feet.
Additional factors that can trigger the development of the pathological process are:
Orthopedic insoles with valgus will help to remove the pathogenetic reason for the development of the disease. Effective only in the early stages as monotherapy. At later stages, when visible deformity of the big toe drags and other structures, arch supports used exclusively in treatment of the disease.
Insoles with valgus deformation of the big toe have 2 type of structure:
The insoles are made with hallux valgus of different materials. The choice of material does not depend on personal sympathies, and based on goals for the future of the product.
The most well-known materials:
Sometimes insoles for valgus is made of several kinds of material to achieve the basic qualities of the product. Foot support needs:
Insoles are divided into industrial and individual.
The first usually don't have a cast the form of the whole insole, and petite pads. They come in 3 types:
Molded insoles are made to order to individual measures. It is more professional orthopedic elements, which are used in the treatment of all stages of the disease in combination with other methods.
Insoles in valgus are used for the treatment of deformity and the big toe. Depending on the form purchased insoles, each have their own particular use.
For maximum efficiency and long term use of arch supports is recommended to wear appropriate footwear.
They need to be worn daily, but not more than 6 hours. Otherwise, the foot gets very tired, so can't keep the correct physiological position.
The axle is bent, increasing deformity.
To insoles preserved as long as possible, you need to periodically take care of them. Every night to dry the insoles at room temperature, wipe with a damp cloth, but in no case do not wash. If necessary, the correction of the insoles in the place of purchase.
Help insoles with valgus? No doubt. But with proper selection of all parameters:
Properly fitted arch supports can help separator process at an early stage and even reduce valgus deformation. Molded insole clearly fix the leg in the correct position, but several points of support relieve the foot from pressure of the whole body. Axis is aligned and the process is not progressing. Leave all the accompanying symptoms: pain, swelling, inflammation.
Orthotics is an integral stage of treatment that has no contraindications and always has a positive result when used correctly.