Deformation of the foot with its incorrect setting
Causes of deformation
Valgus deformation of the first toe(Hallux valgus) is a female problem. We reward ourselves with this illness all day, spending in high-heeled shoes and with narrow noses. Because of the conical shape of the toe, the thumb is deflected towards the other fingers. And because of the high heel, the front part of the foot, to which the entire weight of the body is transferred, is deformed. If there are other factors contributing to the disease (flat feet, overweight, standing work), then the wrong arrangement of the thumb is aggravated. "Bones" can be transmitted and inherited. If your mother had such problems, then your finger deformation can begin already in adolescence. You need to know that this problem can be prevented. And the sooner, the better.
Methods of treatment
If the deformation is small, you can stopIts development, if you wear an orthopedic tire-bandage. She puts on her thumb and foot for the night. Due to this, the twisted thumb is held in the right position for several hours. For wearing in the daytime there are special orthopedic soft sticks, which are located between the thumb and middle finger. They allow you to maintain a curved finger in a normal position. An alternative is the corrective device HaUufix (about 2700 rubles.), Which is allowed to wear day and night. It consists of a hinge bar that allows you to adjust the position of the deformed finger. And thanks to the bandage and special lining, the arch of the foot and bone of the metatarsus is held in a fixed position. The device allows you to walk freely in shoes with a wide nose. The deformed first finger of the foot often has inflammation of the synovial bag (an auxiliary muscle apparatus). It causes severe pain, redness and swelling of the finger. Our grandmothers in this case smeared a sore spot with a solution of iodine and 10% ammonia water (1: 1). This procedure dries and reduces inflammation. Such treatment does not affect and a decrease in bone deformation and does not get rid of "cones". Instead of this mixture, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and anesthetic agents can be used in the form of an ointment or gel. Some people are helped by the use of physiotherapy, for example laser procedures. The device emits a powerful uniform infrared beam. Thanks to it, pain and inflammation decrease. Ionophoresis can be done. This procedure is based on the action of the current. In a painful place with the help of a direct current, an anesthetic drug prescribed by a doctor is administered. One procedure costs from 200 rubles. Usually the doctor prescribes a series of ten procedures.
If the bones are very large or very sore,The only solution is surgery. Only this method can radically eliminate the bulge, return the foot a normal look and put a finger in place. The operation can be performed using several techniques. Which of them to choose, the doctor will decide (this will depend on the type of deformation of the foot and what changes it caused). If a traditional operation is performed, fragments of incised bones are fixed with knitting needles. After the operation for six weeks, you will have to wear gypsum, spend some time on crutches. Also, a repeated operation to remove the structures will be required. Another technique suggests that bones are fixed not in the old-fashioned spokes, but small cogs, which you do not need to remove later. There are several contraindications: surgery to remove bones can not be carried out to people suffering from diabetes or atherosclerosis circulatory disorders in the legs. Women suffering from deformation of the first toe look to the doctor in two cases: with severe pain in the thumb and if they can not pick up the shoes because of a large "bone" that does not fit into any pair of shoes. The size of the deformation does not indicate strong pain. The only way to eliminate deformity is surgical intervention. Corrective apparatus or physiotherapy can relieve pain, inflammation and prevent further deformation.