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What are some of the common podiatry problems associated with laxity?

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In brief: Chronic

Ankle sprains, bunions, flat feet.

In brief: Chronic

Ankle sprains, bunions, flat feet.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ligament laxity

May or may not cause a problem. It does not necessaroy have too.
It can lead to hypermobility of joints which in turn can lead to biomechanical issues such as bunions or flatfeet.

In brief: Ligament laxity

May or may not cause a problem. It does not necessaroy have too.
It can lead to hypermobility of joints which in turn can lead to biomechanical issues such as bunions or flatfeet.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Common sprain

Habbitual ankle sprain is one of those.
I see a few patients with that. I recommend ankle bracing and physical therapy for strengthening. If ineffective, may even consider surgery.

In brief: Common sprain

Habbitual ankle sprain is one of those.
I see a few patients with that. I recommend ankle bracing and physical therapy for strengthening. If ineffective, may even consider surgery.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many possible

Bunions, flat feet, calluses etc.
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In brief: Many possible

Bunions, flat feet, calluses etc.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Flat feet

Bunions, plantar fasciatis.
A propulsive gait. Are a few common problems.

In brief: Flat feet

Bunions, plantar fasciatis.
A propulsive gait. Are a few common problems.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most common thing

I see is an increased chance of ankle sprain.

In brief: Most common thing

I see is an increased chance of ankle sprain.
Dr. Richard Taddeo
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In brief: Laxity

Laxity commonly can lead to ankle instability, plantar fascial issues, flexible flat feet that can cause gait abnormalities, formation of bunions, and fatigued feet.

In brief: Laxity

Laxity commonly can lead to ankle instability, plantar fascial issues, flexible flat feet that can cause gait abnormalities, formation of bunions, and fatigued feet.
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
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Dr. Ali Elkhalil
Podiatry

In brief: Pain

Joint pain to sprain ligaments.
Unstable joints

In brief: Pain

Joint pain to sprain ligaments.
Unstable joints
Dr. Ali Elkhalil
Dr. Ali Elkhalil
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Dr. Lee Stein
Podiatry

In brief: Bunions Flatfeet

Ligament out laxity can be associated with Bunions, Flatfeet, splaying of the feet.
I also see ankle join instability and hyperpronation, which can cause bunions, tailor's bunion(bunionette). Neuromas, tarsal tunnel syndrome, hammertoes, and Posterior Tibial Tendonitis can all be related to hyperpronation.

In brief: Bunions Flatfeet

Ligament out laxity can be associated with Bunions, Flatfeet, splaying of the feet.
I also see ankle join instability and hyperpronation, which can cause bunions, tailor's bunion(bunionette). Neuromas, tarsal tunnel syndrome, hammertoes, and Posterior Tibial Tendonitis can all be related to hyperpronation.
Dr. Lee Stein
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In brief: Several things

Sprains and strains woul be the most common problems.
You could also have dislocations of joints depending on the extent of the laxity.

In brief: Several things

Sprains and strains woul be the most common problems.
You could also have dislocations of joints depending on the extent of the laxity.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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