Halluxvalgus what it is
Allucevalgo, which so’is?
L’hallux valgus is a very common condition that consists of outward displacement of the base of the big toe and deviation of the tip of the big toe toward the other toes.
Hallux valgus is not only a problem from an aesthetic point of view, but also due to the fact that as the pathology progresses, one can experience even intense pain and have more or less disabling deformities (for example, the crossing of the big toe itself with the second toe).
The causes of hallux valgus are diverse, from those resulting from a genetic predisposition or congenital malformation, to those due to trauma, weight or posture problems, use of unsuitable footwear (narrow sole, narrow toe and high heel) or certain types of arthritis.
Symptoms of hallux valgus
I symptoms of hallux valgus they are different and can also be very painful such as:
- presence of a bulge at the base of the big toe’toe
- swelling or redness around the big toe’s
- Thickening of the skin at the base of the big toe’s
- Persistent or intermittent pain that may impair movement
- limited ability in the movements of the big toe
To understand whether one is faced with hallux valgus, in addition to the above symptoms, a visit to a specialist will suffice, who with an X-ray will issue the outcome and any treatments to be carried out, whether non-surgical or surgical, depending on the severity of the situation.
In the first case, these are “conservative” treatments designed to improve one’s habits or which can also be carried out easily at home such as:
- wear wide, comfortable shoes that provide plenty of room for toes
- apply a bandage that keeps the foot in a normal position, reducing stress on the big toe and relieving pain, or apply ice to the painful area
- use painkillers or give cortisone injections
use toe separator pads and corrective orthotics to distribute body weight and pressure when moving the feet evenly.