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25
Jun
Big Toe Joint Pain (Hallux Limitus)
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One of the most common causes of big toe joint pain and discomfort is known as hallux limitus (hallux meaning big toe & limitus meaning limited movement) The big toe joint also is known as the 1st Metatarso-phalangeal joint (1st MTP joint) is made up from the long 1st metatarsal bone and the proximal phalanx of the big toe (hallux).  Underneath the big toe joint, there are 2 small oval bones known as the sesamoids. (see here for a link…

05
Mar
Welcome to Evolution Podiatry @ The Portobello Clinic
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26
Feb
  • Verrucae and Warts
  • Verrucae and Warts
  • Verrucae and Warts
Verrucae and Warts
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Verrucae and Warts are one of life's frustrations; they can oft be stubborn and non-responsive to treatment. VERRUCAE FACTS: Warts and Verrucae come from the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) About 1 in 10 people in the UK has a wart or verrucae at any one time   Causes: Verruca and Warts are contagious; they are spread from direct skin contact, or from damp places such as swimming pools and communal changing rooms. People whose immune system are suppressed or reduced are…

19
Feb
Sever’s Disease (Heel pain)
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  • Calcaneal Apophysitis . Childrens feet . Heel pain .

  Sever’s is one of the most common cause of heel pain in children. Sever’s is a common finding during periods of growth spurts, especially in those who are very active and sporty. There often is an increased rise in occurrence when returning to school and increasing sport and high-intensity activity. The pain comes from inflammation of the growth plate in the heel bone (calcaneum) this is caused by the repetitive pull of the Achilles tendon onto the heel bone…

14
Feb
Sesamoiditis (Pain under the Big toe joint)
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  • Big toe joint pain . dancers pad . Sesamoiditis . Sesamoids .

Sesamoid injury is a relatively common cause of pain underneath the big toe joint, with pain when walking and running. It presents in various stages from irritation to fracture and can become arthritic. So what are the sesamoids? The sesamoid bones are two small bones located on the underside, and just behind the big toe joint, they are approximately the size of kidney beans.  Their function is to 1. help absorb shock during walking and 2. With their surrounding structures…

13
Dec
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