Hallux valgus splinting

Hallux valgus splinting

Hallux valgus (bunion) is a common toe deformity of the big toe. It occurs when the big toe moves towards the other toes on the same foot causing pain at the joint and difficulty wearing shoes. Whilst the cause of hallux valgus is unknown it is believed that ill fitting shoes, genetics and restricted range of motion at the toe joint can be contributing factors.

When can splinting be used for hallux valgus?

It is important to treat hallux valgus as soon as possible as any delay in treatment can cause symptoms to worsen. There is a wide variety of splints which can be used and adapted depending on the severity of the hallux valgus.

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a hallux valgus splint please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of splints for hallux valgus?

There are many benefits that come from using a splint for hallux valgus. These include:

  • Reduction in pain
  • Increased mobility
  • Increased comfort
  • Able to wear a greater range of shoes

There are many benefits using a hallux valgus splint to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What types of hallux valgus splints are available?

There are many types of hallux valgus splints available including:

  • Halluxsan
  • Custom hallux valgus splint

What is the process to be receive a hallux valgus splint?

The process to receive a hallux valgus splint would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring / Casting
  • Fitting
  • Review

If you have been diagnosed with or believe you may have hallux valgus our orthotist will assess your feet and test your range of motion at your toe joints. This will then help the orthotist to select the appropriate splint for your requirements. If a custom splint is recommended your orthotist will take a cast of your foot in order for the splint to be made. All hallux valgus splints are adjustable and your orthotist will make the appropriate adjustments prior to you wearing the splint.

How do I arrange an assessment for a hallux valgus splint?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email office@orthotics.co.uk.

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