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    This was the worse pain I had ever felt in my life. It wasn’t a broken bone or a cracked rib. It was a wart on my foot. I know it doesn’t sound painful but it was. Having the wart itself wasn’t bad, but getting rid of it was very painful. It only took a week but it still was horrible. It was when I was ten years old and I still have never ran into anything more painful. The wart was on the bottom of my foot. It was under the big toe on my left foot. At first it was a pencil tip sized, darker skin colored mound on my toe. It didn’t hurt when I walked on it or if I touched it. When it first grew I didn’t know it was a wart I just thought it was a random spot on my foot. Over a couple weeks it got bigger. It got to the size of about an eraser on a pencil. I was laying on the couch and my mom noticed it on my toe. So the next day we went to the doctors to check it out. We learned that I had a wart on my toe. The doctor wanted to schedule an appointment soon because it was a wart that had been growing for a while. So we scheduled it that weekend. The first visit was just to fully check on the wart and see how it has grown. We were in the doctor’s office for a half an hour for him just to check my feet to make sure that was the only wart and how much it had grown in. The next time we went to see the doctor was when we were going to try and remove the wart. During the time, before we went to the doctor’s office again I wasn’t sure what was going to happen. At first I thought that…

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    Stone Man Syndrome A. Introduction Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP), also known as ‘Stone Man Syndrome’, is an extremely rare genetic disorder which affects as little as 1 in 2 million people without ethnic, racial, gender, or geographic predilection (www.iofbonehealth.org). The median life span of someone with FOP is reduced to 40 years due to the debilitating nature of the disorder, with death usually being caused by the complications of thoracic insufficiency syndrome in the later…

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    While Hallux Rigidus may sound like a spell out of a Harry Potter movie, it is in fact a condition that affects the joint located at the end of the big toe. The increasing pain you are 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,…

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    Hallux valgus is commonly known as a bunion. This is where the big toe begin to deviants from its axis and point toward the pinky toe. This causes a bony protrusion to stick out from the side of foot, on the joint of the hallux, or large toe. This is usually in women, women who wear pointy toed shoes, tight-fitting shoes, or high-heeled shoes. These types of shoes can cause deviations to occur on the joint. This can cause severe pain, and a n un-pleasing look to the foot. The bunions are caused…

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    Essay On Ankle Arthritis

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    surgery include: preserved movements, less stress on other joints and improved gait. The current third generation implants have resulted in improved outcome. The survivorship of one make of ankle replacements (Hintegra) has been reported to be 84% at 10 years for a group of 684 patients (Ref 3). The ideal candidate for ankle replacement surgery is a low demand patient with preserved movements and deformity less than 10 degrees. (Fig 10.9) Take home message: Ankle arthritis is usually post…

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    Podiatry Case Study

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    such as: Blisters, Eczema, Fissures, Hellomatae, Hyperhidrosis, Hyperkeratosis, Onychogryphosis, Onycoxis, Psoriasis, Seborrhoic dermatitis, skin tumors (lipomas, cycts) and Ulcerations. Neurological Conditions such as: Dropped foot, Morton’s Neuroma, Neuropathies, Sciatica and Tunnel Syndrome of the Tarsal. Metabolic Disorders such as: Diabetes Mellitus and Gout. Infected Conditions such as: Bacterial infections, Fungal Infections and Verruca Pedis. Musculoskeletal Conditions such as:…

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    arch and excessive pronation at the midstance phase (Jones, J. Pathomechanical gait patterns). An example of this can be viewed in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY_H5BogsEc. An overpronated foot will typically result in a valgus heel position, which potentially caused the early wear/ripping of the topline. 3) Lateral outsole wear (forefoot)- Interestingly, the lateral outsole wear at the forefoot does not resemble the classic pressure pattern of an over-pronated foot (figure 3).…

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    Hammertoes, mallet toes, and claw toes. What is a Mallet toe? Mallet toe deformity is characterized by a flexion deformity of the Distal Interphalangeal joint (DIP joint) of the toe. It usually involves the longest lesser toe. It could be due to a congenital or developmental anomaly. The most common cause of an adult onset mallet toe is due to lack of room for the longest toe in the shoe. (Fig 10.21) What is a Hammer toe? Hammer toe is characterized by flexion deformity of the Proximal…

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    Comparisons of the foot and ankle of Chimpanzees and Homo sapiens sapiens show several distinct changes. These changes developed mainly due to the transition from quadrupedal to bipedal movement and becoming more terrestrial rather than arboreal. When researching different hominids in chronological order, it is clear that each change in our foot morphology occurred at a different time in our evolutionary history, and not all traits are exhibited in extinct lines of Homo and other hominid…

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    Wound Assessment Essay

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    ‘Mr Smith’ is a 58 year old male patient; aged 51, ‘Mr Smith’ was diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy and had his right second toe amputated 2 years later due to neuropathic diabetic foot sepsis. Recently, ‘Mr Smith’ developed an inflamed right hallux; he was admitted to hospital as an emergency and the results of an x-ray revealed neuropathic diabetic foot sepsis with osteomyelitis; his right hallux and right third toe were amputated. Following surgery ‘Mr Smith’ was left with a large cavity…

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