Recently, Taiwanese media reported that human toes can be divided into three types: Egyptian, Roman, and Greek based on their length. According to reports, the Egyptian foot type is the most common in Taiwan. The big toe is longer than the other four toes. Almost all Taiwanese men have this foot type. This foot type is more suitable for wearing diagonal shoes.
The Roman foot is also known as the square type. The five toes of this foot type are about the same length, and there are no particularly protruding toes, which look like a square. People with Roman feet are rarer, and they are especially suitable for ballet dancing. When choosing shoes, Roman feet can choose round toe and square toe shoes.
The second toe is longer than the other four toes, which is the “Greek foot”. People with this type of foot usually have slender limbs. Studies have found that women with Greek feet are not necessarily beautiful, but most of the beautiful women meet the characteristics of a longer second toe. What’s interesting is that the statues of the Statue of Liberty in New York and the Greek gods all have this foot shape. Even the temperament supermodel Lin Chiling and the artist Yang Jinhua have Greek feet. Greek feet are suitable for wearing pointed shoes because the second toe is longer than the others.
“No matter what type of foot you are Egyptian, Roman, or Greek, you must pay attention to foot care, and you must choose and wear the right shoes.” Recently, a subsidiary of Harbin Medical University In an interview with reporters, Geng Shuo, a doctor of orthopedic surgeon and medical doctor of the hospital, pointed out that don’t underestimate a pair of shoes.
Geng Shuo introduced that according to the survey results of the European Women’s Health Organization, women who love to wear high heels, sandals or slippers, because their feet are squeezed and tortured for a long time, are compared with women who often wear sports shoes. , The risk of foot pain in old age is 67% higher. Researchers took 3378 elderly female compatriots with an average age of 66 as the observation objects, and divided the styles of shoes they often wear into good (sports shoes), medium (hard-soled or rubber-soled leather shoes), and poor (high heels, covered shoes) , Sandals, slippers) and other 3 groups, it was found that more than 60% of women with frequent heel pain had the experience of wearing poor shoes for a long time.
Improper wearing of shoes is easy to causeHallus valgus
Geng Shuo pointed out: In our country, it is caused by improper wearing of shoes. Hallux valgus has the highest incidence among foot-related diseases. At least 100 million people across the country have hallux valgus. In every woman’s life, at least 20% of them are likely to suffer from hallux valgus.
hallux valgus, commonly known as the big foot bone, refers to the joint between the hallux phalanx and the first metatarsal bone tilted more than 15 degrees. Hallux valgus can be caused by many conditions, which are divided into congenital factors: it is caused by inherent diseases such as joints, nerves, and muscles. For example, flat feet, genetic and plantar tendon force reduction and imbalance, etc., lead to instability and deformation. Acquired factors are mostly caused by wearing shoes that do not fit the feet. Usually, shoes with too high, too pointed and too narrow heels make it difficult to fix the heel, squeezing, rubbing, and pressing the toes, which not only affects the extension and movement of the toes, and causes discomfort. And pain, it will also destroy the original function of the three footholds. When walking, the weight of the whole body falls on the front of the foot, and the toes will gradually change due to the pressure of the body weight, and eventually hallux valgus will be formed. Hallux valgus feet are unsightly, wear shoes out of shape, and are also accompanied by bunions and pain. At the same time, it is often complicated with foot pads, corns, claw-shaped toes and other toe deformities.
Geng Shuo pointed out that the popular high-heeled shoes and witch shoes are the biggest “culprits” that accelerate hallux valgus. Nowadays, high-heeled shoes are popular on the street, making women more than 4 times more likely to suffer from foot disease than men, seriously affecting their normal walking ability and physical health.
Hall hallux valgus needs to be corrected
“At present, two methods of conservative correction and surgical treatment are generally used for hallux valgus in clinic.” Geng Shuo introduced, The former uses a hallux valgus correction device (commonly known as “bigfoot correction device”), which balances the pressure on both sides of the hallux to improve the angle of deformity and the force of the hallux, so that the hallux bones are in a normal human body. The biomechanical position gradually relieves and recovers pain and deformity. This method is often used in the treatment of people with hallux valgus and deformed toes, to correct and limit the development of hallux deformities. Can delay the deterioration of hallux valgus, and can effectively prevent some complications.