From what the feet are deformed, how it is dangerous and how to avoid it, said orthopedist-traumatologist Anton Devitsev.
He noted that everything above depends on the foot: the knee joint, the hip joint, and so on. Also, the presence of a deformed foot can be a provoking factor for back pain. According to the doctor, the process of changing the foot occurs gradually, as a result, because of this, you have to change shoes.
- The deformation process takes place throughout life. In youth, one story is what the foot looks like, with age, a degenerative process arises, which leads to spreading of the foot and arches, the leg changes its configuration, increases in width. It becomes uncomfortable in the old shoes, and we take larger shoes, - explained Devitsev in an interview with Sputnik radio.
He added that uncomfortable shoes play a large role in the deformation of the foot. Previously, there were few high-quality shoes, now this problem is gone, but young people often wear fashionable models that “kill” their feet. The doctor noted that it is important to select high-quality footwear in which a person is comfortable.
The physician warned that orthopedic shoes and insoles cannot return the foot to its previous position. They are only able to compensate for the pain syndrome, if correctly selected.
As a prevention of foot deformity, the orthopedist recommended walking barefoot over rough terrain, for example, along a forest path.