Our feet are very important parts of our body. They provide a platform so we can move around, and they provide our body with the balance we need to perform many tasks. We take them for granted and don’t pay much attention unless our feet are out of sorts. They certainly get our attention if we develop a corn from wearing the wrong shoes, stub a toe, or break a nail past the quick. But there are other things than can create long-term foot pain. For these reasons, it’s important to know what is happening to our feet that is causing us pain.
Possible causes of foot pain include:
Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
A tunnel through the bones in our feet provides a passageway for nerves, tendons, and vessels. When the bony tunnel is narrowed from such things as arthritis, fracture, surgery, or bone displacement, the tibial or plantar nerves are compressed and that causes the pain of tarsal tun...
Definition A bunion is when your big toe points toward the second toe. This causes a bump on the inside edge of your toe. Alternative Names Hallux valgus Causes, incidence, and risk factors Bunions occur more commonly in women and can sometimes run in families. People born with abnormal bones in their feet are more likely to form a bunion. Wearing narrow-toed, high-heeled shoes may lead to the development of a bunion. The condition may become painful as extra bone and a fluid-filled sac grow at the base of the big toe.
Definition Bunion removal is surgery to treat deformed bones of the big toe and foot. For more information on this type of deformity, see: Bunion Alternative Names Bunionectomy; Hallux valgus correction Description You will be awake during the procedure. You willl be given anesthesia (numbing medicine) so that you will not feel pain and medicines to help you relax. The surgeon makes a cut to around the toe joint and bones. The surgeon repairs the deformed joint and bones using pins, screws, plates, or a cast to keep the bones in place. The surgeon may repair the bunion by: Making certain tendons or ligaments shorter or longer Arthrodesis, which involves taking out the damaged part of the joints and then using screws, wires, or a plate to hold the joint together Shaving off the bump on the toe joint Removing the damaged part of the joint Cutting parts of the bones on each side of the toe joint, then putting them in their proper position. This is called an osteotomy. Why the Procedure Is Performed Yo...
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