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Hallux Valgus and the importance of protecting the joints in the event of inflammation

Kai Detering alternative practitioner/osteopath

Hallux Valgus, commonly known as bunions, is a painful foot deformity that is often accompanied by inflammation. This inflammation can cause significant pain and discomfort. This article is dedicated to the important role of joint protection in relieving hallux valgus symptoms during inflammatory phases.

Inflammation and the associated problems

When hallux valgus occurs, inflammation in the big toe joint often occurs. Inflammation is the body's own defense mechanism against harmful stimuli. However, they also cause fluid to build up and an increase in inflammatory cells. In this condition, the joint becomes sensitive and painful, especially under stress.

The importance of protecting your joints

Protecting the affected joint is crucial to support the healing process and prevent further damage. The hallux insole specially developed by DOC-H provides stable support for the affected toe joint and helps reduce pressure and friction to minimize stress on the joint and promote the healing process.

Practical steps to protect your joints

During the inflammatory phase, it is advisable to avoid excessive physical exertion. Prolonged standing or walking should be reduced. This gives the tissue the opportunity to regenerate and minimizes the risk of complications.

Osteopathy: A holistic approach

Osteopathy, a holistic approach to health, can play an important role in the treatment of hallux valgus. Osteopaths view the body as a unit in which structures and functions are closely linked. In the case of hallux valgus, osteopathic approaches can help understand tensions and imbalances in the foot and throughout the body.

The role of fascia

Fascia, the connective tissue network in the body, also plays a crucial role. Tension in the fascial structures around the foot could contribute to the misalignment. Targeted osteopathic techniques that target the fascial connections can improve flexibility and balance.

A holistic approach

It is important to emphasize that osteopathic approaches alone should not be considered a complete solution. However, the holistic view of osteopathy can help understand the underlying causes of hallux valgus and develop holistic treatment approaches.

Kai Detering

Natural practitioner/osteopath


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