BIG TOE Problem! Over-correction during bunion surgery left this 60+ year old woman with Hallux Varus. Her right big toe is flexible but left to its own, curves in well beyond platform of Finn Comfort Thong sandals and all other shoes. “Forget closed shoes,” she said, “they are just too painful!”
SO…we constructed strap to hold in better, securing under insole on medial side, then weaving through thong holder then back through insole on lateral side, with Velcro adjustable strap.
She was delighted with the outcome. More control is desirable, but a BIG improvement…this job was on my mind for 3+ weeks as we waited for her orthotics to be completed and ordered sandals to arrive…
Helping Hallux Varus is challenging…32 years of pedorthic work and this was a first for this recipe…that’s what is so much fun for pedorthists: feet vary so much! It’s like figuring out a puzzle to help people be more comfortable and healthier. If you have foot problems, get a pedorthist on your foot care team…often it’s just about the footwear!
Body got the BLUES? Start with your shoes!