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Calcaneal Valgus

It is the slope of the heel bone (calcaneus) inwardly. Note that the axis of a “normal” heel is perpendicular to the ground.

 Heel with calcaneal valgusNormal heel

The classical complications of this posture are;

- the sagging of the arch of the foot until reaching flat feet;

- the risk to develop a hallux valgus;

- and with age, the appearance of hyper pressure on the inner side of the foot .

When observing the shoe you will get the confirmation of the valgus by the deformation of the rear stiffener sloping inward.

Wear due to the pronation of the hind foot

Shoe with stiffener and heel deformed inward

The calcaneal valgus may be hereditary so monitor your children’s feet.

In order to correct the calcaneal valgus, reduce the tendency of your arch of the foot to sag and fight against the premature wear of your shoes;

Place the Supinator Heels inside all your shoes to straighten up the heel.

- If the wear of the shoes is too pronounced repair them or replace them.

Calcaneal Valgus
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