Do men also have hallux valgus?

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.


Can men also develop hallux valgus?

Our answer:

hallux valgushas generally been thought of as a foot problem specific to women, but in fact it is also seen in people of all ages, including men and children. Especially women who often wear high heels.hallux valgusIt is said that it is easy to becomeConventional ShoesMen who wear the same have been found to be at risk as well.

Man with big toe

hallux valgusschool (e.g. of ikebana)Not affected by genetic factorsand is not due to bone growth or formation. This deformity develops over time and is caused by partial dislocation of the joint between the thumb and metatarsal bones. High heels with narrow toes and dress shoes.Footwear DesignBecause of the impact of thehallux valgusThis may increase the risk of

Floating or flexed toes cause loss of plantar muscles.

Also, the way the shoes are worn and chosen can causehallux valgusIt can also be ahallux valgusis not only a problem of thumb pressure, but we also know that slipping in shoes causes loss of plantar muscle strength and open feet. In addition to that, wearing tube socks or stockings and having the feet slip in the socks can also cause loss of plantar muscle strength and open feet. In particular, the use of silk or silken cotton materials, or even five-finger socks made of such materials, can cause the feet to slip inside the socks. As a result, the number of men with bunions has increased rapidly in recent years.

Many of today's shoes are narrow at the toe.Natural shape of the footThe design is different from that of the However,Shoes shaped to be gentle on the feetand aids.hallux valgusand maintain foot health by preventing the onset of For example,YOSHIRO SOCKSToe separators and toe separators ofYOSHIRO SHOES, ,YOSHIRO INSOLEBy combining such things asImprovement of big toeand future problems are expected to be avoided.

However, when considering foot health as well as shoes,gymnastics (esp. at Hironoba Gymnastics)Support such as this is also beneficial.gymnastics (esp. at Hironoba Gymnastics)can help improve the strength and flexibility of the foot and the shape of the foot. Also,YOSHIRO SOCKSstimulates the foot muscles and helps improve balance.

The proper way to do Hironoba Exercises

The feet are the foundation that supports our bodies,hallux valgusproblems can affect gait and posture. Therefore, it is important to select appropriate shoes and supports, and to regularly perform hiro-no-va exercises andYOSHIRO SOCKSwill help you optimize your foot health and lead a comfortable daily life.

YOSHIRO SOCKS + Hironoba Gymnastics
YOSHIRO SOCKS + Hironoba Gymnastics
YOSHIRO SOCKS + Hironoba Gymnastics
YOSHIRO SOCKS + Hironoba Gymnastics
YOSHIRO SOCKS + Hironoba Gymnastics

If you would like more information about bunions, along with other natural foot health topics, please visit the "How to Cure Hallux ValgusPlease refer to the article on " It also provides ample information on shoe selection, "How to choose shoesAn article titled "The World's Most Beautiful People" may also be helpful.

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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