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April 16 2015

ColbyDemulling

Flat Feet Problems In Older Adults

Overview
Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is one of several terms to describe a painful, progressive flatfoot deformity in adults. Other terms include posterior tibial tendon insufficiency and adult acquired flatfoot. The term adult acquired flatfoot is more appropriate because it allows a broader recognition of causative factors, not only limited to the posterior tibial tendon, an event where the posterior tibial tendon looses strength and function. The adult acquired flatfoot is a progressive, symptomatic (painful) deformity resulting from gradual stretch (attenuation) of the tibialis posterior tendon as well as the ligaments that support the arch of the foot. Acquired flat foot

Causes
Several risk factors are associated with PTT dysfunction, including high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, previous ankle surgery or trauma and exposure to steroids. A person who suspects that they are suffering from PTT dysfunction should seek medical attention earlier rather than later. It is much easier to treat early and avoid a collapsed arch than it is to repair one. When the pain first happens and there is no significant flatfoot deformity, initial treatments include rest, oral anti-inflammatory medications and, depending on the severity, a special boot or brace.

Symptoms
Initially, flatfoot deformity may not present with any symptoms. However, overtime as the tendon continues to function in an abnormal position, people with fallen arches will begin to have throbbing or sharp pain along the inside of the arch. Once the tendon and soft tissue around it elongates, there is no strengthening exercises or mechanism to shorten the tendon back to a normal position. Flatfoot can also occur in one or both feet. If the arch starts to slowly collapse in one foot and not the other, posterior tibial dysfunction (PTTD) is the most likely cause. People with flatfoot may only have pain with certain activities such as running or exercise in the early phase of PTTD. Pain may start from the arch and continue towards the inside part of the foot and ankle where the tendon courses from the leg. Redness, swelling and increased warmth may also occur. Later signs of PTTD include pain on the outside of the foot from the arch collapsing and impinging other joints. Arthritic symptoms such as painful, swollen joints in the foot and ankle may occur later as well due to the increased stress on the joints from working in an abnormal position for a long period of time.

Diagnosis
In the early stages of dysfunction of the posterior tibial tendon, most of the discomfort is located medially along the course of the tendon and the patient reports fatigue and aching on the plantar-medial aspect of the foot and ankle. Swelling is common if the dysfunction is associated with tenosynovitis. As dysfunction of the tendon progresses, maximum pain occurs laterally in the sinus tarsi because of impingement of the fibula against the calcaneus. With increasing deformity, patients report that the shape of the foot changes and that it becomes increasingly difficult to wear shoes. Many patients no longer report pain in the medial part of the foot and ankle after a complete rupture of the posterior tibial tendon has occurred; instead, the pain is located laterally. If a fixed deformity has not occurred, the patient may report that standing or walking with the hindfoot slightly inverted alleviates the lateral impingement and relieves the pain in the lateral part of the foot.

Non surgical Treatment
Flatfoot can be treated with a variety of methods, including modified shoes, orthotic devices, a brace or cast, anti-inflammatory medications or limited steroid injections, rest, ice, and physical therapy. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary. Adult acquired flat foot

Surgical Treatment
For patients with a more severe deformity, or significant symptoms that do not respond to conservative treatment, surgery may be necessary. There are several procedures available depending on the nature of your condition. Ligament and muscle lengthening, removal of inflamed tendon lining, transferring of a nearby tendon to re-establish an arch, and bone realignment and fusion are examples of surgical options to help with a painful flatfoot condition. Surgery can be avoided when symptoms are addressed early. If you are feeling ankle pain or notice any warmth, redness or swelling in your foot, contact us immediately. We can create a tailored treatment plan to resolve your symptoms and prevent future problems.

June 10 2014

ColbyDemulling

The Bunion That Bunion Splints Treat

If you're not diabetic, you can apply an OTC salicylic acid cream, lotion or ointment directly on your callus, being careful to avoid surrounding skin. Then file or sand your callus as previously described. Contact a doctor immediately if your callus looks infected. If you are diabetic or have a cracked, scabbed or painful callus that won't go away, do not attempt home removal. Repeat two to three times; switch legs. Two moves help to strengthen the arch of the foot. For the towel crunch spread a towel on the floor and use your toes to pull it toward you. Repeat two to three times; switch feet. As a verb, to callus means to produce or cause thickening of the tissues. Inflected forms of the intransitive verb would be callused, callusing, and calluses. Callous meantime is not a noun but an adjective meaning unfeeling and insensitive. When used to describe callus it means skin that has hardened and thickened. The term callous can also be used as a verb to describe the pathological processes involved in producing callus (es). The intransitive, inflective version of the verb being calloused, callousing, and callouses. All meaning to make or become callus. So as a footnote to this piece allow me to demonstrate correct usage. in Greek, means 'to flow, honey'. This condition impairs the body's ability to respond to/produce insulin, that the body needs to allow glucose into cells via the bloodstream, thus producing energy. The signs of diabetes are easily identifiable, wherein some patients also develop a leg rash. Let us take a look at some of the symptoms and the complications that can arise when diabetes goes undetected/untreated over an extended period of time. While Charcot neuroarthropathy can be severely disabling, it is very treatable if caught early enough, and the significant complications that result from the bone destruction can be reduced or even eliminated with skilled foot and ankle care. With over 75% of the population suffering from foot problems, almost everyone is looking for a foot product to fix their problems. Is Peg Egg the answer to all of our problems? Personally, I think this gadget is better suited in the kitchen rather than the medicine cabinet. Many people suffer from calluses and they can be very unsightly and very painful. One of the most widely accepted (yet still false) myths is that witches have more warts than non-witches. This is simply not the case. There are plenty of otherwise stereotypical broomstick-flying female magic-workers that have very nice skin indeed.foot callus peel What do you do if your child gets a wart? Most warts will subside over time. If they are painful or begin to be multiply or spread on the foot, see your podiatric physician. There is a variety of treatments. Just as we all recognize viruses a little differently, we also respond to treatments a little differently. What works with one individual does not always work on the next. The best treatment for a particular individual is discovered through trial and error. If you feel you or your child needs treatment for warts, contact a trained physician, such as a podiatrist, to address your health concern. Chronic diabetic foot ulcer/trophic ulcer not healing/not showing signs of improvement in wound size for more than 3 months has 15-20% chances of diabetic foot infection in their future.These are pressure ulcers that do not heal with routine dressing/antibiotics,these diabetic foot ulcers require footwear customization /podiatry surgeries if not resolving with footwear customization.Since 85% of amputations are preceded by poorly treated previous foot ulcer, best is to consult your foot doctor/podiatrist Patients with callus try to remove it with blades by themselves sometimes leading to skin cuts in adjacent areas and diabetic foot infections later.Always approach a foot doctor for callus trimming in diabetes The hard part at the center of the corn resembles a funnel with a broad raised top and a pointed bottom. Because of their shape, corns intensify the pressure at the tip and can cause deep tissue damage and ulceration 4 The scientific name for a corn is heloma (plural helomata ). A hard corn is called a heloma durum , while a soft corn is called a heloma molle Calluses generally develop on the soles of the feet, especially under the heels or balls, on the palms of the hands, and also on the knees. If you remove the sick tissue and find a white spot whose diameter is 3 to 5 mm in the middle of a painful place, you should make a break of 1 to 2 days and repeat the procedure by applying 4 thin layers one over another in one day, and then let the balm act for 10 days. After that, the root will come out and you'll remove it by your fingers. That's because the process exists for a long time, ie. callus root was too deep to remove it by one therapy.
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