ORTHOPAEDICS

Things You Should Know

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HALLUX RIGIDUS

Hallux rigidus is a degenerative condition. 
Painful joint extension prevents normal gait.
A rocker bar fitted to the shoe sole may be helpful.

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PLANTAR FIBROMA

Freiberg's infraction is a disease of adolescence
The condition is an avascular necrosis of the metatarsal head.
Secondary osteoarthritis always develops
In older patients, replacement or resection arthroplasty may be necessary.

HAMMER TOE

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HALLUX VALGUS (BUNION)

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ORTHOPAEDICS

Things You Should Know

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PLANTAR HEEL PAIN SYNDROME

Hallux rigidus is a degenerative condition. 
Painful joint extension prevents normal gait.
A rocker bar fitted to the shoe sole may be helpful.

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ACHIELLES TENDON BURSITIS

Freiberg's infraction is a disease of adolescence
The condition is an avascular necrosis of the metatarsal head.
Secondary osteoarthritis always develops
In older patients, replacement or resection arthroplasty may be necessary.

METATARSALAGIA

Pain in the 'ball' of the foot and front (dorsum). and is associated with a number of foot pathologies involving tissues, bones, joints ligaments, tendons fascia, skin and nerves. 

Factors which contribute are excessive forces during weight bearing including obesity, pregnancy and occupation. Unsuitable /ill-fitting footwear aggravates this condition. Moreover, age related wearing of the foot's fatty padding is also a contributing factor.

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GANGLION

A cystic swelling which can occur in the feet. They usually present on the front of the foot in early adult life. They may be symptomless or cause problems due to pressure. 

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