Nowadays, more and more people complain of foot pain. But what to do to prevent it? People have a lot of ailments when it comes to their feet. One of them is halluxes, which are bunions. A lot of times this is a hereditary dysfunction, but it can happen because of poor footwear.
Warped toes can be inherited, but they can take years to correct
The toe usually curls against the other toes and a bump forms on the outside of the toe, which gradually becomes very painful as you struggle to get into traditional shoes. The deformity worsens if not addressed in time. Thus, the forefoot will not fit into the shoe, the foot will hurt and the big toe will often be red and may swell.
The reason for the formation of halluxes can be heredity. Sometimes, however, a person himself “contributes” to the disease by his obesity and inappropriate footwear that he wears every day. Most of the time it is women who wear high heels every day and have to squeeze their toes into them, which are very close together, have no room to move and deform.
This problem doesn’t arise overnight, but it can take several years before it really starts to bother you. If you discover the problem early, however, there is a good chance that you can slow down the progression of the disease
Choosing the right footwear is important
Choose shoes made of soft material with wide, stable heels that should be no higher than 3 centimetres. The front of the shoe should be wide to allow the toes to move. You can also help yourself with exercise, which you can do several times a day. They are simple and you can do them in the morning before you get out of bed. Finger gymnastics strengthens the muscles and ligaments and you can achieve straighter toes over time. You can also use special shoe inserts that will prevent the growth of bunions by distributing the load properly. Gel or silicone wedges can be inserted between the toes but would prevent the toes from overlapping in the shoe.