Magaly Sorrels

I do my thing and you do your own. I'm not really in this world to live up to your presumptions, and in addition you're not in this world to live up to my own. You are you and I will be I, in case by chance we find each other well, it's amazing. Otherwise, it can't be helped.

Foot Disorders & High Arches

Back when I left the didactic world of podiatry school and entered my residency, I was ready for a transition that would blend the books with practice. Of course, the first two surgeries I performed did not fit the mold. The first one was a cartilage articulation preservation procedure (CAPP) and the other was a Keller procedure. In nonobese individuals, African Americans were almost two times more likely than whites to have hallux valgus. But in obese participants, prevalence was just as high in whites as in African Americans. This difference seen in the non-obese suggests a real racial difference,” said Golightly, the study’s lead author.

Fallen arches cause little pain in the foot. Also called flat feet, or pes planus, it is condition where the arch or instep of the foot collapses and becomes flush with the ground. This happens in conjunction with injury or disease.This is a condition that people are sometimes born with. The arch usually develops sometimes in childhood. Although not usually very painful, in some cases when the arch falls the feet want to roll inward and the bones may push down on the supporting membranes causing moderate amount of pain. Metatarsophalangeal joint with or without osteoarthritis, congruent or incongruent metatarsophalangeal joint, patient with high or low degree of physical activity.hallux valgus treatment

A new device called the TightRope fixation manufactured by Arthrex is a high tension wire that is placed through the first and second metatarsal bones in an effort to reduce the distance between the two bones. The beauty of this concept is that an osteotomy does not have to be performed. Since most bunion complications generally center around the osteotomy itself, having another option to reduce the intermetatarsal angle is very exciting. This condition can be an acquired problem such as the example above or a congenital problem where there is a flare laterally of the fifth metatarsal bone resulting in the head of the bone being very prominent.

Foot Pain from bunions is a very common complaint at my office. I once had a distasteful dream about a bunion. In this “work-mare” my foot had a bunion that kept getting bigger and bigger each time I looked at it. Perhaps I see too many bunions from day to day. However, I am surprised that many of my patients do not even know what bunions are or what causes them. Simply stated, a bunion is a bump at the base and side of the great toe w/ hallux valgus deformity > 30 deg w/ IM angle > 12 deg consider distal soft tissue release w/ proximal osteotomy;

It is a painless condition in most cases that develops due to inherent abnormality of the foot architecture. In majority cases, the development of this type of bunions greatly increases the risk of arthritis Depending on the degree of damages, sometimes surgery is used to restore normal functional capacity of the foot. What Are Some Common Causes Of Bunions? Other risk factors are abnormal formation of the foot bones at birth , nerve conditions that affect the foot as well as injury to the foot What Are The Complications Of Bunion?

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This entry was posted on May 30, 2014 by in Hallux Valgus.
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