Juanete- how to treat it with exercises and some recommendations
The care of juanete includes measures to prevent it from getting worse and to prevent it from becoming inflamed, or that it occurs due to a deviation of the fingers from the interior of the foot, delineating the bones and the joints of the area. Therefore, it is important to follow some advices such as:
- Using orthopedic padsor splints, indicated by the orthopedist to reduce the contact of the footwear with the juanete, decreasing the weight on the area;
- Avoid wearing tight shoesit counts with the pronounced point, and that deforms the pie and puts pressure on the juanete, having to opt for comfortable shoes that fit well with the pies;
- Put a finger separatorbetween the fat finger and the second finger, preferably for the night, as they reposition the fingers correctly during sweating and pain and inflammation;
- Wearing sandals indoorsinstead of closed shoes, reducing the friction on the zone;
- Give a massage in the foot At the end of the day, accept almonds or remove them in tibia water, to reduce pain.
The person who suffers with juanete should consult an orthopedist to start the proper treatment and, in addition, it may be recommended to carry out physiotherapy sessions 2 times a week, which are very useful for stretching and reducing pain.
Exercises for Juanete
The exercises for the feet must be guided by a physical therapist, with the intention of improving the flexibility and muscular strength of the feet, which can help to realign the joints and reduce the pain produced by Juanete.
It is recommended to take walks with bare feet as a way to activate the sensitivity in the feet and relax the musculature. In addition, some exercises that can be practiced include:
Extend a towel on the floor and, make movements to bring it with only movements of the fingers of the foot, and repeat several times.
Do the opposite movement of the previous exercise, trying to clear the towel with only finger movements, repeating several times;
Sitting down, stretching one of the legs, lifting the foot and making rotation movements with the finger of the foot in the direction of the hands of the clock and the counter, repeating the movement 15 times in each direction. Afterwards, repeat con el pie contario;
Use an elastic band to join the fat finger together, and make movements to open and close the fingers, or to adduction and abduction, working with strength and flexibility. Repeat the movements about 20 times a day.
How to take care of inflamed juanete
The best way to treat inflamed skin is through rest and application of hielo compresses, for 5 to 10 minutes, about 3 times a day, as a way to reduce inflammation, swelling and pain.
In cases of intense pain, it is necessary to consult an orthopedist, as it may be necessary to use medications, such as anti-inflammatory drugs in ointments or pills. In addition, in the event that there is no improvement in which episodes of inflammation occur repeatedly, the doctor may indicate the performance of surgery for the correction of the Juanete. Learn more about Juanete’s operation and how it is recovered.
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