The human foot has to bear the whole weight of the body every day.
Deformations of the basic toe joint due to wrong or excessive load are
quite frequent, especially with female patients.
One of the most
common clinical pictures is the hallux valgus, a deformation of the big
toe in the shape of an X. Shoes that are too narrow, high-heeled or too
small do not give the big toe any room for a natural position. It will
be pushed to the side, with the ball strongly protruding. If the foot
remains constantly in this un-natural position, a permanent deformation
will develop. Without correction, the big toe will not be able to return
to its natural position any more. The valgus position may then be so
marked that in the shoe the big toe will be forced under the neighboring
toes. The consequence: Great pain from putting load on and moving the
toe which make natural walking and standing impossible.
The BORT Valco® Hallux Valgus
splint made of unbreakable ABS plastic material is a conservative
therapy in the hallux valgus treatment. It corrects the unnatural
X-position of the big toe and straightens it.