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Hallux valgus surgery - orthopaedic aids on prescription
Do you suffer from Halluxvalgus pain and wonder when an operation on the malpositioned toe is necessary? We will inform you about the Hallux valgus operation as well as about Aids preventive care and aftercare, which you can apply for from your health insurance company on prescription.
When is Hallux valgus surgery necessary?
When a Hallux valgus operation is necessary is not easy to answer in principle. The deformation of the big toe does not always correspond to the severity of the pain. In most cases, it is not the Hallux valgus that hurts, but the extent of the pain. Moderate and severe deformities usually cause discomfort and should be operated on. However, it is also possible to operate on minor deformities if they are very painful.
Before an operation, indicators such as the Hallux valgus angle and the intermetatarsal angle should be checked in particular. These angles are drawn on the X-ray before surgery. Depending on the Hallux valgus angle, the big toe is straightened or the affected joint is stiffened during the operation.
In weaker stages, you can still use other aids that can relieve the Hallux valgus pain or delay surgery. Hallux valgus surgery should really be a last resort treatment.
Costs of Hallux valgus surgery
The cost of Hallux valgus surgery varies between 1,500 and 4,000 euros, depending on the severity of the deformity. It also depends on whether the Hallux valgus surgery is performed on an outpatient or inpatient basis. It also depends on the degree of difficulty of the operation. As a rule, these costs and the required Aids are covered by the health insurance.
Conservative treatment for Hallux valgus
In early stages, physiotherapy is often helpful. Spiraldynamics is usually used here. It stabilises the feet and gives the muscles new strength. In the long term, however, it is rarely possible to compensate for weak ligaments and capsules by stabilising the muscles. Insoles can be worn to support the foot. A Hallux valgus Splint splint can curb the symptoms in the early stages and halt the progression. The splint can also be used after an operation to maintain the results of the operation.
Preventive exercises against Hallux valgus
If there is a malposition of the big toes, targeted foot exercises can help to reduce the instability of the feet and thus prevent Hallux valgus. Foot exercises can also be used to support the treatment of Hallux valgus. You can do some simple foot exercises yourself without special aids.
Prevent hallux valgus surgery with practical aids
If you want to prevent a Hallux valgus operation, you can wear a Splint. In the case of mild Hallux valgus, the wearing of Bandages or taping loops can help. The use of a Splint after Hallux valgus surgery can maintain the result. Special Hallux valgus sandals orthopaedic appliances also help. To avoid pressure pain and friction with Hallux valgus, we recommend our Softies.
Hallux valgus aids on prescription
If a doctor prescribes aids for Hallux valgus, the aid number should be indicated on the prescription. The doctor can Hallufix Hallux valgus splint prescribe: Aid number: HMV-Nr. 23.01.01.1001. Orthoses can be reimbursed up to a maximum of 90 per cent by the health insurance fund. Hallux valgus bandages are also available in Germany on prescription: HMV-Nr. 05.01.01.2011. Insoles can also have a positive effect on Hallux valgus complaints.
How long will I be unable to work after Hallux valgus surgery?
The healing process after Hallux valgus surgery takes about three to six weeks. The doctor will determine how the healing process is progressing by taking an X-ray of the affected toe. How long the patient is unable to work is also influenced by his or her profession.
How long in hospital after Hallux valgus surgery?
After Hallux valgus surgery, patients usually have to stay in hospital for one to three days. However, if complications occur, such as unusual swelling, the stay may be longer until these symptoms have subsided.
Can I charge Hallux valgus supports to my health insurance?
Yes, this is possible for a metatarsal bandage including a pad. Such an insert gives the metatarsal more stability and reduces pain and discomfort. In addition, the bunion is relieved.
Can I get the Hallux valgus splint on prescription?
a, the HV splint is prescribed by a doctor on prescription. This also applies to almost all other aids. The health insurance company reimburses the costs of aids if they are necessary to relieve the symptoms.
Are high and tight shoes the cause of a Hallux valgus deformity?
Shoes that are too tight and high can be responsible for Hallux valgus. Even heels with a height of three centimetres ensure that the pressure is diverted to the front of the foot. This causes additional stress, which in turn can result in splay feet. Splay feet then possibly lead to Hallux valgus.
On the other hand, the development of Hallux valgus can also be genetically determined. Physical factors can also be weight and age. They can also promote Hallux valgus. In most cases, not only one but several causes are responsible for the development.
What shoes should be worn after Hallux valgus surgery?
After a Hallux valgus operation, it is advisable to wear comfortable shoes. Our therapy sandals are suitable for this purpose. They can be adjusted according to individual requirements and enable the correction of malpositions. They have a lasting effect without hurting. Gel cushions are incorporated into the big toe strap to provide better support. Velcro fasteners contribute to an ideal fit. The sandals are made of high quality leather. The outsoles are non-slip and comfortable, as is the insole.
How long does the pain last after Hallux valgus surgery?
After hallux valgus surgery, the pain usually subsides after a period of up to two weeks. The patient can positively influence the healing process by taking it easy on the operated foot. The foot should therefore be permanently elevated.
When can the usual shoes be worn again after Hallux valgus surgery?
Normal shoes can be used again after a period of about five weeks. However, patients should avoid wearing the shoes that are considered to be the cause of hallux valgus. Furthermore, it is recommended to combine wearing normal shoes with Hallux valgus shoes.