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Doctor insights on: Deformities Of Feet

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Is calluses in feet early sign of foot deformities in arthritis?

Is calluses in feet early sign of  foot deformities in arthritis?

No: No calluses are generally limited to the skin and subcutaneous tissue. They are not related to any bone deformity. If calluses are not kept clean they may not heal which may eventually cause a local infection. And worst case scenarios this infection may spread to the bone and cause osteomyelitis which is the infection of the bone. This could be complicated specially in diabetic patients and may require amputation of the bon. ...Read more

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Treatment of foot deformities?

Treatment of foot deformities?

Need foot specialist: In general, treatment is either via splinting/ bracing, or surgical correction & repair. In discussing foot deformities, one needs to consult w/ a specialist b/c deformities can be forefoot, midfoot or rearfoot/ankle deformities. Deformities in each category are many and varied, so to discuss treatment, u need to be more specific, i.e. Its severity (simple or complex) & chronicity (old or recent). ...Read more

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Can having a pronation of the foot or flat feet cause differing foot sizes?

Can having a pronation of the foot or flat feet cause differing foot sizes?

Yes: As your foot becomes flatter your arch drops and the foot becomes longer. If there is a difference in how much arch height is lost between your feet you may start to have different shoe sizes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hammer toe/claw toe?

What are the causes of hammer toe/claw toe?

Bent toe.: People can get hammertoes several different ways, including just an unlucky roll of the genetic dice, but the fundamental result is usually the same: a toe that has drawn back and no longer sits straight or "flat". Sometimes it's only a tendon that holds the toe in that position, other times there's arthritis involved: these tend to be more rigid, and require surgery if you want them corrected. ...Read more

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What are the causes of limb deformities in rheumatoid arthritis ?

What are the causes of limb deformities in rheumatoid arthritis ?

Uncontrolled disease: Limb deformities occur in rheumatoid arthritis when inflammation has led to physical destruction of the joint so it can't move properly. This can lead to contracture (can't move it through full normal range of motion), joint dislocation if the integrity of the joint is compromised, or even collapsed. Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious and potentially deforming disease so it must be treated. ...Read more

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What causes rashes on sole of feet by socks and shoes?

What causes rashes on sole of feet by socks and shoes?

Could be: The socks or shoes. The detergent you use or the dye in the socks. More commonly it could be tinea pedis or athletes foot. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Are itchy soles of feet and palms of hand a sign of menopause?

Are itchy soles of feet and palms of hand a sign of menopause?

Menopause occurs: 1 year after last period. During perimenopausal (time leading up to period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in middle of night sweating heavily; v concentration, ^ vaginal dryness; fatigue, hair loss, dizziness, wt gain, bloating, incontinence, irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings, irritability ; decreased interest in sex. ^ itching can occur. ...Read more

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Symptoms of bone spur in big toe?

Symptoms of bone spur in big toe?

Many possibilities: Possible symptoms could include pain, swelling, numbness, bony prominence, redness, and the development of callus at the site. Consult with your physician and have an xray taken to see if there is a spur or not and get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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Cause of overlapping toes?

Cause of overlapping toes?

Instability: Toe deformities arise from instability ( or occasionally trauma) of the feet. Faulty biomechanics cause tendons to pull the toes crooked and the joints buckle. Caught early, supportive shoegear and possibly orthotics can help prevent further deformity. Once it has progressed, surgery is usually necessary to correct irritation and pain. ...Read more

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Diabetic neuropathy ? Especially in the feet and toes.

Diabetic neuropathy ? Especially in the feet and toes.

Multiple factors: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most patient’s state the numbness starts at the tips of the toes and slowly works it way up the legs. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key. Keep blood sugars under control. ...Read more

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Can supination of the feet cause painful shins and legs ? My shoes are worn on the outside.

Can supination of the feet cause painful shins and legs ? My shoes are worn on the outside.

They can. ...: Supinated feet means the forefoot is turning inward ; the bottom of the foot is trying 2 face the ceiling. If this is a fixed deformity, ; not correctable by orthotics, ur external or eversion muscles 2 the forefoot r being taxed during gait ; r over worked, become fatigued, ; the shin splints would b in the outer side of the shin. C a ankle/ specialist 4 possible surgical correction. ...Read more

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Cause of Pain in arch area of foot, top and bottom of foot ?

Wear and Tear.: Treating pain, especially in the foot, is always so much easier when the patient can actually put their finger tip on the exact spot of the pain. When the pain descriptions include "in the area of", then solving the problem needs more focus. A hands on exam would probably reveal a generalized arch pain consistent with the beginning of arthritis, ligament strain and tendonitis. Try supportive shoes ...Read more

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Sore sole of feet at heel?

Sore sole of feet at heel?

First few steps hurt: You may have what's called an acute plantar fasciitis or possibly a heel spur do not walk barefooted, wear shoes with a heel use ice and if pain continues see a podiatrist who will take x-rays and advise you further. ...Read more

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Cause of swollen feet and face?

Cause of swollen feet and face?

Fluid retension: Edema has alot of known causes. Some simple like to much salt intake with your diet, hormonal and in the most severe cases medical conditions such as kidney, heart , liver and varicose veins. ...Read more

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Are numbing of the hands and feet symptoms of hydrocephalus?

Are numbing of the hands and feet symptoms of hydrocephalus?

not typically: Common symptoms include headache, nausea/vomiting, altered mental status, and difficulty with upward gaze. ...Read more