Plantar fasciitis is a condition which causes pain under the heel. It is related to the amount of cushioning in the shoes worn. The condition may spontaneously relief by simple measures include use of cushioned insoles or training shoes, NSAID’s and reducing the amount of walking undertaken. A steroid injection or surgery may be used in more severe cases.
A bunion is a bony lump on the inner side of the foot at the base of the big toe. This may be associated with other problems, particular with the shape of the foot. The operation your surgeon has suggested aims to improve the function of your foot and reduce yours symptom.
Hallux Valgus is the clinical deformity of the great toe when it is bent laterally producing a bunion or prominent lump medially. More information is available under the heading of Bunion. The condition is often associated with a bunion and the use of ill fitting shoes over many years. However the condition may be congenital due to a particular bone structure in the foot. but it is more prevalent in the older population. More women than men are affected possibly because of the differing designs in footwear. Although footwear is thought to precipitate this condition, genetic factors, the alignment of the bones in the foot, loose ligaments, foot injuries and flat feet contribute to the biomechanical instability of the foot and the formation of Hallux Valgus.
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By : Dr. Mohammad Ashfaq Konchwalla
Consultant Orthopaedic & Sports Surgeon