Ankle Foot and Lower Leg Specific Conditions

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Unformatted text preview: , cool areas Sensitive to touch High risk of infection Treatment for Corns Treatment Donut Pad around area Keratolytic agent Ie, salicylic acid Removal of dead/macerated tissue Ingrown Toenails Ingrown Most often involve the great toe Risk infection of skin and surrounding nail Risk bed bed paronychia Area appears red and swollen Metatarsalgia Metatarsalgia General discomfort around the MT heads Causes Constant overload to transverse ligaments Noted callus formation under MT heads Treatment Decreasing load Footwear modifications MT Pads Contributing Factors to Metatarsalgia Metatarsalgia Intrinsic Intrinsic Body weight Hammer Toes Pes Planus Pes Cavus Valgus Heel Extrinsic Narrow toe box Poor landing Poor technique technique Excessive training Freiberg’s Disease Freiberg Overuse injury to the cartilage and subchondral Overuse bone of the MT heads that leads to degeneration Painful avascular necrosis of the 2nd (sometimes 3rd) MT head Most common in active adolescents (14-18 yoa) Prior to closure of epiphysis Freiberg’s Disease Freiberg Treatment Early detection MT pads or bar to unload MT heads Activity modification Eliminate excess jumping Prolonged symptoms Deformity with Osteophyte development Surgical resection of MT heads Tinea Pedis Tinea Athlete’s Foot Dermophite infection of the foot Superficial fungal infection T. rubrum (most common) sole of the foot T. mentagrophytes—between toes Can mix with Candida (yeast) Tinea Pedis Tinea Signs and Symptoms Extreme itc...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2014 for the course ATHT 363 taught by Professor Unknown during the Fall '11 term at S.E. Louisiana.

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