The flattening transverse is aa disease in which the lateral arch of the foot decreases. According to statistics, people with overweight are more likely to suffer from this ailment. At the same time, the risk of disease with age increases and reaches a peak after 35 years, especially in the female half of the population.
Often, a flat-footed transversethe consequence of the longitudinal, which, in turn, can manifest itself at an earlier age. The reason for its occurrence is the way of life, for example, if the work is related to staying on the feet for a long time. Often, this type of flatfoot develops in pregnant women, as they are gaining weight, which means that the load on the feet increases. At the same time, with a passive way of life, leg muscles lose their former elasticity, and the process of their aging accelerates.
The flattening transverse is characterized bydeviation of the direction of the thumb of the foot. This is due to the fact that usually during the movement the load is mainly on 1 metatarsal bone, and in this case the entire abutment is in the region of the middle finger. After that, the thumb is deflected to the outside, and the middle finger changes its shape due to the heavy load and becomes hammer-shaped.
Over time, the direction of the thumb is allmore changes, the patient at the same time feels strong discomfort when walking. Acute pain occurs when wearing narrow shoes. Then, in the area of attaching a finger to the foot, reddening and a slight swelling form, which is subsequently transformed into a "bone" when the cartilaginous tissue grows. Because of this unequal distribution of load on the feet, calluses and pile-ups arise, which are difficult to get rid of.
When the first signs of the diseaseshould immediately consult a doctor before it begins to progress. Externally, the flatfoot transverse differs significantly in the size of the foot, it seems to blur. Already after the initial examination, a qualified doctor can make a preliminary diagnosis, to confirm which is carried out planography and radiography.
The method of treatment is chosen only after determinationdegree of development of the disease. With the early forms, the discomfort sensations of the foot bath based on natural herbs will greatly facilitate, and regular massage and special gymnastics will help. If necessary, the patient is assigned special insoles, called orthopedic. They are able to support the foot in such a position that the load is distributed properly. The most radical measures are applied only with a strong progression of such a disease as transverse flatfoot. The operation in this case involves surgical intervention, through which the direction of the fingers is corrected and the deformed bones are aligned.
In order to avoid all types of flatfoot,responsibly approach the development of the child. Preventive measures include the selection of quality footwear of regular shape, training gait and even posture. It is better to teach your child from childhood to mobile games, as they have a beneficial effect on the muscles of the legs. Excellent impact on the development of children's foot walking barefoot on the grass or sand.
Transverse Platypodia: Exercises
In the early stages of the disease, activeto develop the foot. In any free time, for example, when watching TV or reading a book, you can roll a round ball first with one foot, then the second. Well developed toes is such a simple exercise: we scatter small objects on the floor and try to grab fingers with each of them. After regular exercises, a good result will not be long in coming.