What is it? As the name implies it is a condition characterized by destruction of the cartilage in the joint of the great toe. It usually occurs in the older age group unless patients had a history of trauma or infection at an early age. How does it present? It can occur in patients who […]
What is it? This is a painful condition occurring at the ball of the forefoot in which the patient experiences pain while weightbearing. There is often calluses under the foot as a result of excessive pressure on these areas. Sometimes ulceration may occur if the condition is long standing. What causes it? It often […]
What is it? This is just like a Bunion except it occurs on the baby toe. It presents as a bump over the joint of the little toe which can become very painful especially when wearing closed footwear. What Causes it? The cause is often due to a weakness in the structures that stabilize the […]
What is it? Tarsal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the tibial nerve on the inside of the ankle. It can result in pain ,numbness or tingling in the feet and toes.It is present in a fair number of patients with Diabetes and is often missed as part of the differential diagnosis of someone […]
What is it? This is a deformity that does not flatten when the one weight bears.The midfoot has a high arch placing significant pressures on the heel and front of the feet.It can occur in a small percentage of the normal population but quite frequently it is associated with neurological conditions.These include Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, spina […]
What is a Charcot’s foot? Charcot foot is a progressive condition that involves the gradual weakening of bones, joints, and soft tissues of the foot or ankle. It is caused by peripheral nerve damage which leads to loss of sensation in the foot.As a result the patient suffers repetitive microtrauma of the ligaments,bones and joints which go […]
What’s Rheumatoid Arthritis? Most people assume “arthritis” means wear and tear on the joints (which many older people do have), however that’s termed osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that can cause joint pain and damage throughout your body. Sometimes the immune system becomes too active, and mistakenly attacks your body, and this is called […]
What is a Septic foot? This is simply an infected foot. It can range from superficial skin infections also known as cellulitis to more severe forms in which there will be an associated abscess or infection of the bone known as osteomyelitis. It is quite common in diabetics and if left untreated can lead to […]
What is a Hammertoe? This occurs due to muscle weakness at the level of the toes leading to abnormal pressure on the joints and tendons.This causes the toes to become deformed and abnormally bent.There is frequently a corn or callus on top of the deformed toe which can cause pain when it rubs against a […]
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