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Hallux valgus/limitus

Do you have a big toe deviation, limitation of movement, burns or symptoms increase when squatting? You may have HAV (Hallux abducto-valgus/bunion) or even hallux limitus (Arthrosis) in the big toe joint. It is important to come and consult to evaluate clinically and radiologically in order to reduce your symptoms.


Symptoms possible:

  • Pain on palpation of the heel below, on the sides or posterior
  • Inflammation, swelling and redness
  • Stiffness when getting up in the morning
  • Pain from walking or activities
  • More difficult barefoot movement
  • Sensation of a spike, burning and tension in the foot


Diagnostic possibles:

  1. Plantar Fasciitis
  2. Calcaneal bursitis
  3. Panniculitis (fat pad syndrome of the heel)
  4. Achilles tendinopathy, tibialis posterior, flexor hallux longus
  5. Stress fracture of the calcaneus
  6. Heel spur
  7. Heel cracks
  8. Plantar fibromatosis



  • Ice (Acute period)
  • Anti-inflammatories (Acute period)
  • Protection and Rest (Acute Period)
  • Elevation (Acute Period)
  • Compression (Using a strapping)
  • Weight-bearing (Quantify your mechanical stress and allow movement and displacement on the foot without increasing pain, gradually)
  • Shoe Tip (Cushion and Heel Height)
  • Strengthening and stretching exercises program (Allows better vascularization, irrigates damaged tissues, prevents ankylosis and increases joint mobility)
  • Strapping
  • Manual therapy
  • Plantar orthoses
  • Orthopedic shoe/discharge boot
  • Cortisone injection

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