Fore Foot Valgus
Shell: Polypropylene 2, 3, 4 mm
Heel: Hard Eva 400
Extension: 2,5,7 mm Eva Sulcus
Top Cover: Vinyl
For many children who have a metatarsus adductus with a forefoot Valgus deformity, he notes correcting the Valgus deformity will not only cause the foot to function in a more stable manner but may also reduce the overall adducted appearance of the foot in gait.
A forefoot Valgus wedge mostly to improve the bio mechanics of a patients walking activities.
The biomechanical effect of the forefoot Valgus wedge is to allow the lateral forefoot to become a more significant weight bearing structure in the latter half of stance of gait.
By allowing the fourth and fifth metatarsal heads to bear more significant GRF, then the bodies mechanisms sense that it can begin to initiate propulsion more actively in the late mid stance phase of gait without causing supination instability at the STJ.
With the forefoot Valgus wedge is place, the patient often has decreased late mid stance pronation and a longer duration of propulsive phase which reduces the tension on the medial band of the plantar fascia and reduces the patients symptoms.