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Hallux Valgus (Bunion)

A hallux valgus deformity, commonly called a bunion, is when there is medial deviation of the first metatarsal and lateral deviation of the great toe (hallux). There is also prominence, with or without medial soft-tissue enlargement of the first metatarsal head. The condition can lead to painful motion of the joint and shoe wear difficulty. Women are more likely to have a bunion than men at 70% percentage. There are several reasons for this disease.

Inheritance

More than 60% of the patients state that either of their parents had a bunion. Inheritance in this case depends highly on genetics, how inclined their children are to inherit any anatomical deformation eg. flat-feet, which might lead to bunion formation.

Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia is a generic term used to describe pain in the bottom of the feet, at the point just before the toes at the heads of the metatarsals (the ball of the foot) and can be described by patients as a deep and stable, acute, sharp and sometimes burning pain. Metatarsalgia is not a disease itself, but rather a symptom of pain on the specific area. Women over thirty who wear tight, pointed or high-heeled shoes are more likely to suffer from metatarsalgia. The severity of the pain can vary and may affect just one or two toes due to bone and joint lesion, soft tissue and fibrous joint lesions.

Symptoms

The main symptom is a type of pain and inflammation that occurs in the part of the foot known as the metatarsal (ball of foot). It often occurs in the metatarsal heads - where the three middle toes meet the ball of the foot. It is a common problem which can affect the bones and joints of the metatarsals. Most commonly, the first metatarsal head is affected - the ball of the foot just behind the big toe or can be expanded to the rest of metatarsals or even to the tips of toes in chronic cases.

PTERNALGIA (HEEL PAIN)

Pternalgia or heel pain is a very common foot problem. The sufferer usually feels pain either under the heel or just behind it, where the Achilles tendon connects to the heel bone. It is one of the most common causes of foot pain for athletes, especially, runners. The cause for this is usually plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammation of the fibrous band of connective tissue (plantar fascia). The plantar fascia is a strong bowstring-like ligament that runs from the calcaneum (heel bone) to the tip of the foot. When the plantar fasciitis is stretched too far its soft tissue fibers become inflamed, usually where it attaches to the heel bone.

DIAGNOSIS

When patients visit their doctors for heel pain the doctor usually suspects that the patient might suffer for a heel spur. Heel spurs occur when calcium deposits build up on the underside of the heel bone, a process that usually occurs over a period of many months. Heel spurs are often caused by recurring stretching of the plantar fascia and repeated tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone. The patient experiences pain under the foot, especially after long periods of rest. The pain lasts for a few minutes and fades away after walking for a while. It is referred to as stone bruise. It is easy to feel how stretched the plantar fascia is by touching it. You should never forget to press firmly because of (φύμα) position so as to be able to locate it and cause pain.

FLAT-FEET

Flat-feet is a postural deformity in which the arches of the foot collapse, with the entire sole of the foot coming into complete or near-complete contact with the ground. In younger children a deformation called Pes Planovalgus (a minimal longitudinal arch usually with forefoot pronation and heel valgus on weight-bearing) is usually observed.

INSTABILITY DURING WALKING

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PROTECTS
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