I am worried about the progression of my big toe! How can I prevent my big toe from getting worse?


Q: I am concerned about the progression of my big toe. What can I do to prevent my big toe from getting worse?

-Posted by Kaneko-san, Yamaguchi

Commentary by a toe doctor

Keiro Yuasa

Physical Therapist, Doctor of Toes, Director of Toe Research Institute, President of the Japanese Society of Functional Foot and Toe Therapy, and developer of Halmek shoes. Former director, vice president, and medical director of General Hospital. His specialties are exercise physiology and anatomy. He is also a foot and shoe specialist and a leading expert in postural occlusion therapy. He has cured various orthopedic diseases (over 70,000 people) with toe therapy alone.

Our answer

A natural approach to big toe rehabilitation is often very effective in preventing the deformity from worsening, but this always depends on the severity of the big toe and the length of time the problem has existed before starting a toe and toe rehabilitation program (how long the big toe has been How long has it been going on? (i.e., how long have you had the big toe?).


In our experience, we have found thumb stretching to be an effective front-line approach to preventing the big toe from getting worse. When performed regularly, this exercise helps to stretch the stiffened adductor digitorum medialis muscle (a common finding in people with big toe deformities). Stretching the stiff muscles and tendons on the inside of the big toe is important to prevent the deformity of the big toe from worsening, but this stretching alone is not sufficient to improve the big toe in most people. Especially if the big toe has been present for a long time and the tissues surrounding and acting on the thumb have become stiff, this stretching alone is not sufficient.

HIRONOVA Exercise (Stretching the big toe)

This is because the longer the big toe has been in place, the more the muscles in the foot have deteriorated. In order to strengthen the muscles necessary to improve the big toe, it is necessary to walk with the toes spread apart.

YOSHIRO MODEL helps correct big toe

For many people with bunions, footwear that is healthy for the feet (i.e.,Footwear with normal and natural foot and toe anatomyCorrect in combination with theToe Supporter(YOSHIRO SOCKS) is one of the most effective strategies to help improve or prevent bunions. A simple, unobtrusive calcaneal correction shell is also very helpful in adjusting the position of the toes, including the thumb, and Halmek shoes come standard with insoles equipped with this shell.

YOSHIRO SOCKS help adjust footwear to better adapt to the deformity of the big toe and prevent friction; YOSHIRO SOCKS are tools to help prevent the worsening of the big toe and build stronger feet; and YOSHIRO SOCKS are tools that can be used to help the foot become more comfortable. It is advisable to use these three tools to walk with the foot in a state closer to its original shape. This is because by doing so, you can very quickly build up the muscles in your feet and prevent the progression of hallux valgus.

Another tool that can help address existing bunions is the YOSHIRO SOCKS SLEEP. This is an excellent tool for correcting toes even while sleeping. Unlike when walking, during sleeping time, there is no weight on the foot and the muscles are soft, making it ideal for continuing to stretch the foot muscles, including the adductor hallucis longus muscles.

In a word, YOSHIRO SOCKS SLEEP is "special. Most of our customers who suffer from bunions are women in their 30s or older. They are in the prime of their working lives, and most of them wear stockings during work. Therefore, they cannot wear YOSHIRO SOCKS during the daytime, even if they wanted to take care of their toes. YOSHIRO SOCKS SLEEP was developed to meet this need.

big toe and its true causes (you will also learn about natural, non-invasive, non-surgical approaches to this common foot problem). This article is packed with great information if you want to learn more about

Keiro Yuasa
Doctor of Toe (Physical Therapist)
Leading expert in toe research. Physical therapist. Director of the Toe Research Institute. President of the Japanese Society of Functional Toe Therapy. Developer of Hironoba Gymnastics, YOSHIRO SOCKS, YOSHIRO INSOLE, and Halmek shoes. Conducted research at the University of Tokyo and International University of Health and Welfare. Former director, vice president, medical director, and head of the day-care rehabilitation center at General Hospital. Author of numerous books. He has appeared on "Gaia no Yoake (Dawn of Gaia)," "NHK Gatten," "NHK BS New Common Sense of Beauty and Youth," "NHK Sakidori," and many other TV programs, and has written many books, including "Grab Your Toes in Just 5 Minutes and Your Hips and Back Will Never Swing Again! (PHP Publishing Co., Ltd.) and many others.

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