Set of exercises for the feet when a valgus deformity in a child

Exercise when valgus deformity of the forefoot in children — an effective technique, helps to restore the proper shape of the foot, and a successful fight with this disease. How does exercise therapy in valguse in young patients? What exercises will be most effective and efficient?

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A brief characteristic of the disease

Valgus in the boxes represents the deformation of the foot, which is the area of the heel and the toes, is rejected on the outer side. The the curvature of the bears internal character and vaults significantly reduced. Children suffering from valgus deformation of foot, quickly get tired in the process of walking, have poor walking, their lower limbs have a x — like shape. In addition, the child suffering from this pathology, especially prone to the development of flat feet, arthritis, osteoarthritis and various types of joint deformations.

According to experts, a dog of the little patient may be deformed due to weakening of the muscle ligaments, traumatic injuries, rickets, polio and other adverse external factors.

In addition, the valgus deformity can wear, and innate character, in which the feet of a baby twisted still in the period of intrauterine development that, as usual, is associated with a complicated in the course of pregnancy.

However, whatever the reasons, with a valgus deformity of feet in toddlers must be dealt with. In most cases, doctors recommend for these purposes, such methods, such as massage and physical therapy sessions.

What is the contribution of therapeutic gymnastics, in valguse?

Specially designed exercises in valgus installation of the foot are an integral part of complex therapy aimed at combating this disease.

It is particularly effective therapeutic exercise is in the treatment of valgus deformity in young patients. This is due to the fact that bone, cartilage and articular tissue of the child is different softness, elasticity and is very well amenable to correction. Note that the positive results can be achieved with regular and systematic access to employment.

Of course, the younger the patient is, the easier it will be to set the deformation.

A treatment course of physical, gymnastic exercises in the valgus deformation allows to achieve the following therapeutic results:

  • removal of painful feelings;
  • withdrawals feelings of heaviness and discomfort, localized in the area of the lower limbs;
  • repair courses;
  • prevention of further progression of the failure process;
  • preventing the development of flat feet and other characteristic of valgus complications;
  • the strengthening of ligaments and muscle groups;
  • fix the shape of the legs and do her anatomical correctness;
  • normalization of processes of blood circulation into the muscle of the textile structures;
  • removal of edema.

For maximum effect, experts recommend that parents attend with the child the office of medical physical education at least twice during the week, but at home, to engage with the child, you need every day. In such a case, the positive results of exercise will not keep you waiting long and will be of a stable character.


The basic complex of the recommended exercises

Gymnastics when the valgus deformation is mainly focused on the strengthening of the muscle groups of the legs. For small patients, in particular, are recommended by the following simple, but very effective exercises:

  1. Boating alternately then on the heels, then on the socks (especially effective in the deformity of the big toe of the foot).
  2. Draw a straight chalk line and offer your child several times to go through after her (for boys older, you can use and the "imaginary line).
  3. Flexion and extension of the fingers.
  4. Squats.
  5. Sails to the legs. During this leg of the little patient should be at most equal.
  6. Walking on the outside edge of the foot. When this foot must be slightly turned.
  7. Patting one foot on the surface of the other leg.

Submitted the above exercises constitute the basic, the elemental complex, which is necessary to carry out each day, with each exercise is for 1.5-2 minutes. This exercise can be used not only for therapeutic but also preventive purposes (in particular for the prevention of the development of flat feet).

The next exercise

More complex gymnastic exercises in the valgus deformation of the feet is somewhat more difficult, but with the help of the parents is away on even the smallest patient:

  1. Ask your child to sit cross-legged. Take him by the hand. Furthermore, the child must, not in a hurry, rise and fall on the floor. After a few of the instrument will be necessary to repeat the exercise, follow, step, lying under him.
  2. Encourage the child to lie on your back and rest your hands into the floor. Between the feet of the child, make a small ball and ask him to throw you a toy with the help of the feet. Usually kids like this game very like it.
  3. Put on the ground a handkerchief and ask the child to assemble it by mere feet toes.
  4. Encourage your child to lie on his back and legs to perform the movement as when riding a bike. Need the number of repetitions — 10 to 15.
  5. Ask the patient to portray a "fan", as widely as possible to spread to this toes on the feet. Exercise is recommended to repeat about 10 times.
  6. Seat the child on a chair, under the feet, give him a small rubber ball and ask your toddler to return the toy the legs. The optimal exercise time is 5 minutes.
  7. Encourage your child to play in a well, but only to clap in palms, and nohymu.
  8. Plant the child and ask him to feet together. Repeat 10 to 15 times.
  9. Put on the floor a wide stick and ask the child recumbo, standing in this glow. The recommended duration of this exercise — from 3 to 5 minutes.
  10. Ask the child to lie down on your back, pull the legs forward and alternately bend in this area of the ankle joint. To be after 10 repetitions each leg.

This complex exercise, experts recommend to perform twice during the day, while to achieve the maximum therapeutic effect is desirable to make small the patient to massage the soles of the feet.


About the benefits of walking for health

Sports walking — an important point in the fight with the valgus deformation of foot in children. And walk children are encouraged to embossed, uneven surfaces. For these purposes, the parents of small patients will have to purchase a special orthopedic pad. But it is possible to cope with the task and its forces just consuerunt on a cloth large buttons.

In the summer try to take the child as much as possible walk barefoot on the grass, pesochek or pebbles. If you are on a vacation at sea, then collect as many stones, will come in handy for baby warm socks trays with the effect of extra stimulation.

In the winter it is possible to just sprinkle on the floor of the apartment the peas or the stern, and offer the child a run at him. All will contribute to the maximum strengthening of the muscle groups of the legs, improves the sensitivity of the feet, in addition, the effectiveness of therapeutic physical training help to significantly accelerate the process of healing.

How to practice gymnastics

The main rule in medical gymnastics — this is the regular and systematic implementation of the exercise. However, to explain to a young child is the need of the profession sometimes is very difficult. So try to take a little patient in the process of therapeutic physical education, conducts lessons in a fun way. Many children imitate their parents, so the child will be much more involved together with mom or dad, repeating for them the exercise.

Try not to get in a lesson the maximum amount of, regularly changing the exercises, it is important that the little patient is gymnastics, not bored. If the child is really tired, it will be advisable to stop the exercise and resume it later.

Other recommendations

Despite the high performance indicators and efficiency of medical gymnastics, mere exercises for the complete victory over the valgus deformation of foot in a child can be insufficient, especially if the disease is in a tough running stage. To speed up the process of healing will help the following very simple recommendations:

  1. Select your child a high-quality and comfortable shoes with orthopedic insoles.
  2. Make your baby warm socks trays with the addition of pine needles or sea salt. As medical procedures contribute to the removal of tension in the muscle groups and ligaments of the foot.
  3. Combine the lessons of medical physical education with the foot massage, which is recommended to do it regularly.
  4. Represents a set of exercises, be sure to consult with an expert.
  5. Good effect give lessons in such sports as swimming and exercises on the Swedish wall.
the results of the exercise

As regards the prevention of this disease, then announce the development of a valgus deformity of the feet in a child you strict planning pregnancy and regular visits to a specialist, while waiting for the baby. In addition, it is recommended to start betting on the legs of the crumbs, not yet reached the eight-month age. Watch your weight and development of the child: extra pounds, as well as a lack of body weight, also affects the factors, provoking the development of a valgus deformity.

When can I expect positive results?

In the systematic approach to the job of physical therapy and strict adherence to the recommendations of experts, the first results are already visible after a week of the course. Children easier to walk, eliminating feelings of pain and discomfort. Determine the length of the duration of treatment is difficult because it depends on the degree of disorder of the process and the individual characteristics of the child.

Most clearly expressed by the results of physiotherapy for a stop at valguse gives after a year of regular, systematic training.

Therapeutic exercise in valguse in children — proven over time, an effective technique that allows you to remove the signs of deformation and to suspend further development of the defective process. To achieve very favorable results are recommended to combine exercises with therapeutic massage and by wearing orthopedic shoes.