In short Hallux valgus is one of the most common diagnoses in cases of foot problems. In this condition, the big toe increasingly moves outward, and a signature, painful ball develops in the area of the MTP joint. In Prof. Dr. med. Kiriakos Daniilidis’ experience, it is mainly women who are affected.
- First, conservative treatment is attempted using foot orthoses, braces, and physiotherapy. He tries, for example, to return the toe to a zero-degree position using the ValguLoc II brace as a postural splint during the night.
- If surgery is required, the type of the procedure depends on the angle of the toe. Prof. Daniilidis also considers misalignments in the midfoot, hindfoot, ankle, and knee.
- After surgery, the position of the straightened toe is protected using the ValguLoc II brace. In addition, a two-component, flat knit VenoTrain curaflow compression garment consisting of a toe cap and a compression stocking also safeguards the surgical outcome and ensures faster reduction of swelling, resulting in improved wound healing.