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Hallux worldwide: How other cultures deal with foot problems



Foot problems are not just a phenomenon of the Western world. All over the world, people suffer from various foot problems, including hallux. But how do different cultures deal with such problems? And what can we learn from them?


Japan: In Japan there is the tradition of “Geta” wooden sandals. These have a raised sole that lifts the foot off the ground. They are believed to help prevent foot problems by reducing pressure on certain parts of the foot. At the same time, they also promote a conscious, mindful gait.


India: Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine, attaches great importance to foot baths and foot massages. They are believed to revitalize not only the feet but the entire body. Various oils and herbs are used to relieve pain and discomfort.


Africa: In many African cultures, people go barefoot. This strengthens the foot muscles and promotes a natural gait. Studies have shown that walking barefoot can have many benefits, including improved posture and less strain on your feet.


The Importance of Support: While different cultures have different approaches to foot care, one thing is clear: foot support is crucial. Here in the Western world, we have relied on technology to find solutions to foot problems. A good example of this is our Hallux insole. It offers targeted support exactly where it is needed, without affecting the foot's natural movement.


Conclusion: Foot problems are universal, but there are many ways to address them. From traditional practices to modern technologies, we can learn a lot by thinking outside the box. Our feet carry us through life - it's worth treating them well!

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