experiencing in your foot as you move through your daily activities each day could, in fact, be caused by just one digit on your foot. So what is this condition, and how do you go about fixing the problem?
Hallux Rigidis Explained
'Hallux' is the Latin term for toe, and 'rigidis' is Latin for rigid. Therefore, this condition literally translates to rigid toe or stiff toe. Having a toe that is stiff causes pain because there is a lot of pressure put onto this part of the foot whenever you walk…
What causes it?
Unlike the hip and knee, which are prone to develop primary osteoarthritis, the ankle develops arthritis usually because of a traumatic event. In 70% patients with ankle arthritis there is a history of trauma (ankle fracture or a significant ankle sprain). The second most common cause of ankle arthritis is Rheumatoid arthritis.
How to diagnose it?
The most common location of pain is anterior which gets worse by walking uphill. Pain caused by going downhill…
maximized first by the tight then by the shank and finally the foot. Angular velocity is the rate of angular position or orientation in line segment. A goniometer is used to measure segment angles and joint angles usually in static position but in…
realize these may be the only shoes the person can afford. Buddies are the off- brand shoes with huge unnecessary logos, unsymmetrical lines, thick soles and odd colors. People who own Buddies keep these shoes absolutely filthy and they have quite the foot odor. They don’t bother to knock off the mud from being outside or even throw them in the washer for a good cleaning. These shoes are kept in a state of breakdown, and this makes me look at the individual and question whether they have respect…
Anatomy Of The Foot
There are many different parts of the foot, for example one is the forefoot which contains the five toes and the five longer bones known as the metatarsals. The feet are flexible structures of bones, joints, muscles, and soft tissues that let us stand upright and perform activities like walking, running, and jumping. The other parts of the feet are the following. The midfoot which is a pyramid-like collection of bones that form the…
need to fix, build and reconceptualize and so the path toward medicine was a natural progression. Years later, my facscination in podiatry emerged through formal and informal study; recognizing a medical universality about the specific region of the foot and ankle. In incorporating a range of specialties to include Dermatology, Orthopedics, and Pain Management, few areas of medicine seemed so encompassing.
A personal turning point was the realization that mobility is what defined the very…
If you have pain in the ball of your foot that radiates to your toes, you might have Morton's neuroma. A neuroma occurs anywhere in your body when irritation causes a thickening of nerve tissue. With Morton's neuroma, the thickening occurs on the nerve in your foot that's in the area of your middle toes. Here's a look at the symptoms and treatments for this foot condition.
Symptoms Of Morton's Neuroma
Because the nerve tissue in your foot is thick and swollen when you have a neuroma,…
probably envision having your spine adjusted. You may not realize a chiropractor can help you with foot pain by making adjustments to your foot instead. If you have chronic pain from plantar fasciitis, you may want to visit a chiropractor to help speed your healing. Here are a few things to know.
What Causes Pain From Plantar Fasciitis
The fascia is a web of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. It can be injured by prolonged running, walking, or standing, especially if you don't…
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Simultaneously, the right arm then goes forward while the left arm swings back to his side. Then the cycle alternatingly goes on—the flexion of his hip and knee, then the lifting of his foot forward. His heel will touch the ground followed by his toe, then the arm opposite to the leg in front would swing forward. I assumed that his strides would be larger because of his height, but it was average. His shoulders were kind of leaning forward…