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Hallux valgus

shoes for hallux valgus feet

“I inherited the hallux valgus from my mother, I can’t help it.” Is that what you thought too? This is a long-standing myth which, in practice, has been found to be false. Hallux valgus, also known as bunions, are foot malalignments which are usually caused by the wrong way of walking, weak connective tissue, or shoes which are too tight. In some cases, hallux valgus is preceded by splayfeet. In hallux valgus deformations, the big toe is increasingly pushed towards the second toe, creating a bony prominence on the outside of the foot. The long-term consequences can be unpleasant, with degradation of the joint cartilage and arthrosis.

What can I do against hallux valgus?

We want start by offering some reassurance: corrective surgery for hallux valgus is not always necessary. Try to keep your feet flexible by doing special exercises. For example, try massaging the overstretched areas and strengthening weakened structures using half a tennis ball. It is also important that you focus on keeping a straight posture when you walk. We often tend to lean either slightly forward or backward as we walk. If you opt for surgery but neglect to change the way you walk, then unfortunately the hallux valgus will recur. Most importantly: please throw out all of your shoes which are too tight!

Which shoes are best to wear for hallux valgus?

When you buy shoes, don’t just look at shoe size, you also need to focus on shoe width. You will find a selection of comfortable shoes which help prevent pain in the Solicare Soft line. The shoes in this range are particularly elastic and the stretch insole barely puts any pressure on the foot. Pressure points become a thing of the past!

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