Feet with talipes valgus have a lower inner edge of the foot and a raised outer edge. This foot malalignment often develops already in childhood and can result in permanent lifelong pain. Talipes valgus often occurs together with flat feet. In flat feet the arch of the foot is flattened, making the sole of the foot completely flat. Quite a lot of people have flat feet, but not all flat feet are painful.
There are many causes of talipes valgus; it may be the result of trauma, spastic paralysis, or infection, but it can also be caused by rheumatism or damage from chronic overloading in persons with weak ligaments. Flat feet can be present from birth, but generally they only develop later in life. Causes of this foot malalignment include weakness of the connective tissue but also accidents or arthrosis of the ankle.
The best approach is to start physiotherapy as soon as possible. Special exercises such as spiral dynamics physiotherapy for the feet usually help. Special insoles for talipes valgus and flat feet are also recommended. Try and awaken your inner child by walking barefoot across the meadow, taking the rough with the smooth.
Try to avoid shoes with too soft soles. In the Solidus shoe Hedda, for example, the Shore hardness scale of the sole was specially designed to prevent the wearer’s ankle from turning while walking. The cork insole additionally supports the lateral transverse arch of the foot. Comfortable shoes with removable insoles are suitable for talipes valgus and flat feet because wearers can use their own orthotopics such as heel wedge insoles. At Solidus you can find beautiful comfortable shoes, which are also suitable for persons with talipes valgus or flat feet.