Flat hallux foot the child is a severe pathology, the treatment should be selected individually. Once the baby starts walking, passes a small window of time before your walk will be uncomfortable and unsafe. But some adults notice that their child continues to clumsily step on the internal surface of the foot. This defect is called valgus foot.
Experts point out that for the deformation that is characterized by the decrease of the arch of the foot and the axis of the limb becomes X in the form. The heel and the toes will develop in term, decrease in the middle part of the foot. The campaign becomes awkward, and a little when walking quickly gets tired and complains of pain in the leg.
Know what is valgus foot in children, parents can check if there are defects in the springs. To do so, the child should stand straight and the impact on the knees. In this position, the distance between the edges of the ankles must be more than 5 cm.
Some symptoms are visible when walking:
All these symptoms (except the first two) can be seen in children who are taking their first steps. But with the development of the ability to walk, as a general rule, all the symptoms disappear. Another thing, if the child has always walk alone, and the last symptoms left. Do not panic, but to show a baby the doctor has d'.
There are two forms of the disease, congenital and acquired. Signs of children under the age of 3 years indicates that in the uterus changes. But the origin of the disease in children over the age of finds the doctor, on the basis of the results of their surveys.
The reasons that influence the development of the defect are:
To clarify the reasons for the development of valgus of the foot they are doing the correct research, then, the doctor gets the treatment.
There are 4 degrees of valgus disorders that differ in severity of occurrence and the severity of the defect:
As you can see, the first two stages of the disease respond well to conservative treatment correction is very simple and not long. With the third and fourth degree much more complicated.
Diagnosing a disease of a child surgeon orthopedic. Diagnosed on the basis of the examination and assign additional tests, which include computer plantography, x-rays of the feet, podometry. If the diagnosis is made without these studies, you should consult another doctor.
Often children with valgus pathology sent for a consultation with a neurologist to rule out problems with the Central and peripheral nervous system. Once found all the causes that cause deformation of the feet, the doctor sets the type of injuries according to etiology:
Treatment of PLANO-valgus of the foot in a child is chosen in function of the age and the degree of deformation. If the disease is congenital, that is used to studies special. If you find the disease, splints carry out the installation, the fixing of dressing or splint, which are fixed limbs. The blocking element is selected by the doctor-orthopedist. Acquired defects of the foot can be corrected globally.
The positive therapeutic effect achieved by means of a series of procedures. Important role in the treatment and have a foot bath. The procedure requires the temperature of the water is about 40 degrees. In hot water, add the sea salt. In this treatment solution the baby's legs should be longer than 30 minutes.
To improve the action in a container with water, put the massage cushion and asked him to walk on it. The procedure strengthens the muscles without excessive stress on the foot. At first glance, this process seems useless, but when used regularly to cure the foot as possible.
Massage — a method that also aims to release tension in the muscles of the muscles and ligaments to be elastic and resistant. Promotes the normal development of the limbs and improve circulation.
Massage with Flat hallux of the feet starts from the back, and then a massage of the lower back and buttocks, then legs with feet. We are going to consider the stages of therapeutic massage:
The movements are smooth and pumping, is directed along the back of the neck. Then, bent fingers rubbing the back, a hand moving up and the other down. Complete back massage rubbing movements.
The spine and perform massage of the lower back.
The gluteal region, to stroke the return match of fingers or making light Pat.
Foot massage from thigh to knee dimples, then the entire back of the leg stretch.
Calf flexing and relaxing movements, rubbing, shaking.
Special attention has been given to massage. Rubbing and making the groove between the toes and the heel.
In addition to the baths and massage, the doctor may prescribe other supplemental procedures. Normally, in valgus the foot is recommended:
To strengthen the effect of massage will help you special exercises you can do at home:
In order to ensure the proper exercise, it is recommended to attend a specialist. And, then, given the complexity of all the exercises that you can do at home without assistance.
Shoes with hallux valgus defect must be orthopedic and meet some of the requirements:
Buying shoes orthopedic must be in a special shop or the orthopedic salon. She just bought a new one. You can't make use of his eyes, and orthopedic shoes are deformed with the features of the foot.
To wear shoes, it is recommended not only in the street, but at home. The wear this helps to relieve the excessive load on the muscles, the proper support of the foot and the formation of a correct motion.
In advanced and severe cases are shown in the Flat hallux of the feet in children, surgical treatment. There are several types of surgical intervention. But the essence of any operation is the cutting of the ligaments or the attachment of ligament to the bone in order that their mobility was minimal.
Surgery is rarely carried out against children. Normally, in the majority of cases, positive results can be achieved through preventive measures.
In the first place, parents should carefully monitor the progress of their children, and in what position is the foot. When the first signs of damage and in case of doubt, it takes time to respond and consult a doctor. In the first year of your baby to visit a podiatrist should be 2 times a year.
Subject to certain rules it is possible to prevent the development of the disease: