Ares Kinesiology Tape

The revision of my left foot repair on April 19th, 2010. Thankfully scheduled on the last week of first semester so that I could write my exams early, then just sleep through the pain for two weeks without missing out on class. (Of course, I then get to find my way through a percocet haze to pay attention in physics, chemistry II, math II, and anatomy & physiology. Fun.) Mild Mild bunions appear as a slight bump at the big toe joint; discomfort, if present, is generally minimal. Bunions in this category are addressed conservatively. Orthotics and/or shoe modification, including footwear with strong support, are frequently the treatment of choice. When you have a bunion, the bump appears swollen, red and painful on the inside of the foot around and in the big toe joint. The bump which you see is essentially the bone protruding towards the inside of the foot. With a bunion, the base of the toe will eventually become bigger and will stick out even more and it might continue to drift toward the rest of the toes and in several cases, the big toe could essentially come to rest under or over the second toe. With no proper treatment, the second toe can put pressure on the third toe changing its proper alignment. Realignment of the big toe is then done by releasing the tight structures on the lateral, or outer, side of the first MTP joint. This includes the tight joint capsule and the tendon of the adductor hallucis muscle This muscle tends to pull the big toe inward. By releasing the tendon, the toe is no longer pulled out of alignment. The toe is realigned and the joint capsule on the side of the big toe closest to the other toe is tightened to keep the toe straight, or balanced Michael L. Richardson, M.D. Sigvard T. Hansen, M.D. Ray F. Kilcoyne, M.D. Departments of Radiology and Orthopaedic Surgery University of Washingtonhallux valgus definition It will take about eight weeks before the bones and soft tissues are well healed. You may be placed in a wooden-soled shoe or a cast during this period to protect the bones while they heal. You will probably need crutches briefly after surgery, and a physical therapist may be consulted to help you use your crutches. You will probably wear a bandage or dressing for about a week following the procedure. The stitches are generally removed in 10 to 14 days. However, if your surgeon chose to use sutures that dissolve, you won't need to have the stitches taken out. Bunions are officially called hallux valgus in medical language. The word " hallux " refers to the big toe, and bunions are a foot condition where the big toe doesn't line up straight with all the other toes. The joint where the big toe meets the bones of the foot, called the first metatarso-phalangeal joint, should form a straight line with the entire big toe and the metatarsal or long bone of the foot. In a bunion, the big toe starts moving in towards the other toes. There may be some rotation in the first metatarso-phalangeal joint when this happens as well. Early treatment for hallux rigidus includes physical therapy, which can help increase strength and range of motion in your big toe while alleviating pain. Toe and foot exercises help to keep your toes and feet strong and functional. Other treatments for this condition include steroid injections, footwear modification, orthotics and anti-inflammatory medications. As a last resort, surgery can be performed. Low-Impact Exercise There is a close association between the degree of metatarsus primus varus and hallux valgus. The combined deformities are present to some degree in most patients. Hallux valgus may be a result of metatarsus primus varus, and surgical correction is often based on this theory.hallux valgus causes The angle created between the lines that longitudinally bisect the proximal phalanx and the first metatarsal is known as the hallux valgus angle. Less than 15 degrees is considered normal. Angles of 20 degrees and greater are considered abnormal. An angle >45-50 degrees is considered severe. Hallux valgus is a disruption of the normal alignment of the metatarsophalangeal joint. The hallux abducts while the first metatarsocuneiform segments adduct. The severity of the hallux deformity is measured by (A) hallux valgus angle and (B) intermetatarsal 1-2 angle 4 Long term follow up has shown equally positive outcomes after Chevron osteotomy for both patients both younger and older than 50. Differential Diagnosis