No medication or medical treatment is effective against a hallux valgus. The spacers are mostly used as stabilizer and may be indicated in the case of contraindication to surgery.
We can consider surgery for hallux valgus when the pain becomes too strong and when we can no longer find shoes to his foot.
We can consider getting an operation:
- From the moment when there is an impact on the neighboring toes.
- When the pains appear under the foot (and more only at the level of the articulation, on the level of the onion), with in particular the appearance of a horn under the foot.
The surgery of the hallux valgus has long suffered from a bad reputation. And rightly so! Fortunately, things have changed. Today, new surgical techniques are much less painful than before and above all more effective.
In most cases, the surgeon makes an incision a few inches to intervene.But surgery can also be done by making small incisions: flecks using small devices similar to those used by dentists. We are talking about a percutaneous intervention.
Quite often, a hallux valgus concerning both feet, one can be operated both feet at a time. Or one after the other (several weeks apart). By operating one foot after the other, this in principle allows each time to properly control the post-operative pain by the establishment of regional anesthesia of the foot on which the surgeon intervened.Want to react, share your experience or ask a question? Appointment in our FORUMS Rheumatism and Osteoarthritis or A doctor answers you!
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