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25
Jun
Big Toe Joint Pain (Hallux Limitus/Rigidus)
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Hallux limitus is a common cause of pain in the big toe joint. (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 big toe known as the proximal phalanx of the hallux.  On the underside of the big toe joint, there are 2 small oval bones known as the sesamoids. (see here for a…

05
Mar
Welcome to Evolution Podiatry @ The Portobello Clinic
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26
Feb
  • Verrucae and Warts
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Verrucae and Warts
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What is a verrucua or wart? Verrucae and warts are areas of thickened skin, that often can be unsightly and painful that commonly affect the skin on the feet.  What causes them and how did I catch one? Verrucae and warts are caused from a viral infection in known as the Human Papiloma Virus (HPV).  This affects the top or outer layer (epidermis) of the skin, by causing the skin to produce an excess amount of keratin, which produce a thick…

14
Feb
Sesamoiditis (Pain under the Big toe joint)
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Sesamoid injury is a 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 roughly the size of kidney beans. Their function is to: 1. Help absorb shock during walking and, 2. With their surrounding structures, they…

13
Dec
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