Helpful guidelines

What is valgus deformities of feet?

What is valgus deformities of feet?

Hallux valgus deformity is a very common pathological condition which commonly produces painful disability. It is characterised as a combined deformity with a malpositioning of the first metatarsophalangeal joint caused by a lateral deviation of the great toe and a medial deviation of the first metatarsal bone.

What is a Plano valgus deformity?

Background. Plano-valgus foot (PV) is a complex 3D-deformity of the foot, often asymptomatic, characterized by plantarflexion and eversion of the calcaneus relative to the tibia, plantarflexion of the talus, dorsiflexion of the navicular and supination of the forefoot [1, 2].

What causes valgus ankle deformity?

Ankle valgus is an insidious deformity that results in pronation of the foot and medial malleolar prominence. The causes are varied and include neuromuscular disorders, skeletal dysplasia, and clubfoot.

What is pes on the foot?

Pes planus (commonly referred to as ‘flat feet’) is a relatively common foot deformity and is defined by the loss of the medial longitudinal arch of the foot where it contacts or nearly contacts the ground. It can be flexible or rigid and it results in relative flattening of the plantar surface.

What is Meary’s angle?

Meary’s angle (MEa) is the angle measured between a line drawn through the longitudinal axis of the talus and the 1st metatarsal. Normal 0°.

What is hallux deformity?

What is a ankle deformity?

In children valgus deformities of the ankle joint are usually due to neurological conditions (spina bifida, poliomyelitis, spasticity). The deformity is characterized by a shortened fibula, wedging of distal tibial epiphysis and valgus tilt of the talus.

Why is my foot deforming?

Sometimes misalignments (wrong bone positions) can cause toes and other parts of the foot to become deformed too. This puts abnormal strain on tendons and muscles, which may even tear as a result. Abnormal strain on joints can lead to wear-and-tear, and eventually to osteoarthritis.