Establishing and maintaining your foot and toe health is important by realigning the big toe to its normal or natural position. One of the most effective and powerful ways to prevent foot problems is by restoring the normal position or alignment of the big toe, so it is in line with the metatarsal bone. The restoration of the alignment of your big toe can help prevent bunions, plantar fasciosis, neuromas, and other foot problems, thus improving foot functioning. Because of wearing conventional footwear, many people have big toes that are deviated toward the midline of their feet.
The big toe sits visibly at the angle that is relative to the metatarsal bone, most especially the fifth toe, causing a deviation from their intended positions. This big to the configuration is a common misalignment called as hallux valgus. The great forces linked with the use of tapering toe boxes are responsible for this deformity of the big toe. Traditional socks may also contribute to the foot and toe deviation, applying pinch forces on the toes. The normal position of the feet and toes are like the looks and shape of infant’s feet, and people from barefoot cultures. The benefits of restoring the proper alignment of the big toe helps in the restoration of the proper orientation of sesamoid bone, enhancing the distribution of balance and weight, boosting intrinsic muscle strength of the feet, reinforcing the natural arch support, preventing excessive pronation of the feet, preventing ankle sprains, and enhancing the blood flow on the plantar fascia.
The arch of the foot is most stable when the forefoot and heel are positioned on the level plant and the toes are splayed well apart. Using correct toe spacers is a great way to restore the natural alignment of the toes, most especially the big toe. Toe spacers are usually made of medical-grade silicone which is durable and comfortable. Wearing toe alignment socks from My Happy Feet is another way to realign or properly position your feet and toes because they have a separate sleeve or compartment for each toe. Unlike wearing conventional socks, the use of foot alignment socks don’t contribute to the deformation of the big toe, enabling the toes to spay the normal way.
Adopting the foot-healthy footwear is crucial in the restoration of the right orientation of the big toe. You can loop an elastic rubber band around your big toes, gently spreading your feet apart to stretch the big toes away from the rest of the toes and foot can help realign your big toe. Our feet deserve to be happy and comfortable because they are helping us to walk, run, and move.