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Hallux Valgus

Hallux Valgus 

Hallux valgus is a common problem that faces a lot of people especially middle aged females

It causes severe pain ofthe big toe and deformity that prevents patients from wearing suitable shoes and walking for long distances

Conservative treatment is usually tried first, if this fails to relieve patient symptoms, operative treatment will be considered.

Hallux valgus correction can be done by many surgical ways,depending on many factors such as age, degree of deformity, coexistence of flat foot and systemic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and generalized ligamentous laxity

One of the most recent approaches is the minimally invasive surgery (MIS). This avoids the problem of a long scar.

A splint or a special shoe is applied for six weeks after the surgery with no weight bearing, followed by gradual physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Physiotherapyincludes foot muscles stretching exercises, gait exercises and balance exercises .

Patients can return to full daily activity within three months from the surgery.