Many women are concerned about the question: what to do with the bones on the legs (more precisely, on the feet), which not only do not look aesthetically pleasing in open shoes, but also cause a lot of inconvenience. Are they treatable? Can I delete them?
The feet are the last link in a single chain connecting the skull, spine, pelvis and lower extremities. If you are faced with the problem of deformity of the feet and protruding bones on the leg, you know: with great confidence we can say that you have mechanical disorders in the overlying areas. In this case, it is not enough to deal exclusively with the treatment of the feet, trying to restore them to their original appearance, since isolated methods of treatment will not give the desired stable result, besides, it is also harmful.
Why are the bones starting to grow?
Most often, the cause of such deformity of the feet is the presence of an injury to the coccygeal-sacral region, in which, as in a chain, the pelvic bones first unfold, then the femoral bones, then the shin bones, and finally the feet. At first glance, it may seem that the deformation of the feet is in no way related to the coccyx injury, since the foot is located far from the place of impact, but this is not the case. It’s not difficult to figure out why this happens. Here is a simple example. Imagine the sailors who plotted the ship’s course with an error of half a degree. After sailing ten kilometers, they will hardly notice the deviation, but after a thousand kilometers the ship will already be in a completely different place. The same happens with our body.
What can not be done
The answer is obvious — the removal operation. The fact is that any deviations from the norm in our body are aimed at maintaining balance. In our case, the protruding bones are a kind of additional support that the body has been building for years. What happens if this support is removed? First of all, there will be great difficulties with walking. Even if your feet look perfect after surgery, there is a chance that you will have a hard time walking because of severe pain. In the event that the operation is performed only on one foot, the load on the other will increase significantly. As a result, your foot may even increase by 1-1.5 sizes, it will simply “spread out”, so after the operation you will be forced to change your entire shoe wardrobe. The use of silicone dilators that are clamped between the thumb and the second finger is also a useless way to treat foot deformity.
Why problems with bones occur more often in women
There are several reasons. Firstly, this is due to the peculiarities of the structure of the female body. The fact is that the pelvic ligaments in women are less strong and stable than in men — they soften during pregnancy and stretch during childbirth. Secondly, the length of the foot in women is less than in men, relative to the total weight and body size. So, for example, with a weight of 70 kg, men have an average leg size of 43-45, while women have 38-40. In fact, it turns out that a smaller structure carries more weight. That is why women’s feet are more prone to deformation than men’s.
How to cure feet?
The first thing you need to start foot treatment is to restore the correct position of the axial skeleton, which can be achieved by eliminating the consequences of a coccyx injury. After the bones take the correct position, the sacrum and pelvic bones will fall into place after them. After a while, the femurs and shins will pull up behind them, after which the turn will reach the feet. It is also important to take into account that the speed of recovery and the effect of treatment will depend on how long ago the deformity appeared. Remember: the earlier the treatment begins, the faster it will be possible to significantly improve the shape of the foot. In addition, an osteopath will help you to enjoy easy and comfortable walking. Even if the shape of the foot does not quickly become perfect, the legs will stop getting tired, the pain in the feet will decrease. And the main thing to remember is that you can not self—medicate, you need to contact a specialist.
About the author:
An osteopathic doctor. Developed a manual direction — cranioposturology (patented the craniobalance method), which is considered more effective than classical osteopathy.