Bones on the feet – symptoms and methods of treating valgus deformity of the first finger
If you find an outgrowth (bone) on the inner surface of the foot at the base of the first finger, and the finger itself began to deviate outward, displacing the second, there were pains in the feet, increased fatigue in them – the cause of this condition is valgus deformity of the first finger or the medical term Hallux valgus .
More often this disease affects women. It is believed that the reason for this may be wearing high-heeled shoes, and heredity plays a significant role. This disease is inherited through the female line, sometimes in a generation. The problem arises due to the increased elasticity of the ligament apparatus of the forefoot.
Inherited is the increased elasticity of the ligamentous apparatus, which is realized in the form of deformations on the most loaded part of the musculoskeletal system – the foot. Most often, the disease is inherited through a generation, so if a grandmother has a disease, then her grandchildren are more likely to have flat-footedness and deformity.
In the case of the appearance of pits on the feet, you should immediately consult a doctor, only he will be able to make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe a suitable treatment. If the disease has an initial stage, it is likely to be conservative.
There are special devices, the wearing of which helps to return the finger to its normal position, however, their use is advisable only in the initial stages of the disease. And in no case should not self-medicate or try to get rid of the bones with folk remedies, this can only aggravate the situation.
In more advanced cases, surgery may be necessary. The doctor prescribes it after the examination.
During the operation, an osteotomy is done – a careful intersection of the bone using a special oscillating instrument, correction of the incorrect position of the metatarsus and strong fixation with screws that do not interfere. The correct axis of the joint is restored, the articular surfaces of which are fully preserved, which is the key to the successful functioning of the joint a decade later.
The use of modern tools allows you to perform operations on the feet gently and carefully, without disturbing the blood supply to the tissues and without causing severe pain, so that the healing process does not take much time.