Hallux valgus of the first toe (popularly referred to as a "protruding bone") is not just a cosmetic defect. This deviation may become a harbinger of more serious diseases such as arthrosis, back pain and knee pain, reports Vechernyaya Moskva.
The main reasons for the appearance of the bone are a sedentary lifestyle and improperly selected shoes, said traumatologist-orthopedist Musa Maysirov. It is especially harmful to wear tight, high-heeled shoes. In addition, overweight, genetic addiction, hormonal disorders can play a role.
Most often, a similar problem occurs in women. To avoid worsening the situation and possible complications, the expert recommended changing shoes and using orthopedic insoles. Exercise is also helpful, such as lifting small objects (a handle) with your toes or rolling your foot in different positions.
Previously, experts named the most dangerous summer shoes. According to them, these are flat-soled products, especially slates.