Hallux Valgus (bunion) is a common deformity of the big toe. With Hallux Valgus the big toe moves out of alignment and the joint points outwards away from the foot whilst the toe end moves inwards towards the other toes.
The big toe joint can often become painful, inflamed or swollen. Hallux Valgus is progressive in nature, which means they do tend to get worse over time.
Whilst there is no singular known cause of Hallux Valgus, studies suggest a genetic link. Certain conditions, such as tight calf muscles, flat footed posture, Rheumatoid Arthritis or weak connective tissue conditions can also increase the risk of developing a Hallux Valgus deformity.
What are Hallux Valgus Splints?
These are small splint which are strapped to the toe and foot to help align the big toe joint in a neutral position. The aim is to keep the joint flexible which can provide pain relief. Consistent use of a Hallux Valgus splint may slow down the progression of stiffness in the joint.
The level of effectiveness of a Hallux Valgus splint is largely dependent on how severe the deformity is. However, a Hallux Valgus splint is only useful for deformities which are flexible and will not address the underlying causes of the Hallux Valgus.
Benefits of Splinting:
- Reduce pain
- Reduce Swelling
- Slow progression of joint stiffness.
- Post surgery to help maintain gains
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