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Patient Guides and Glossary

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Morton's Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is one cause of metatarsalgia, which is pain in the ball of the foot.

>> Download 'Morton's Neuroma' File

Lesser Toe Deformities

It is not uncommon for the little toes to become bent up, or ’clawed’. Another term is a mallet toe.

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Injury of the Ankle Ligaments.

The ankle is a hinge joint between the leg and the foot, and allows up and down movement. The bones of the leg (tibia and fibula) form a slot, and the talus bone of the foot fits between them. The talus is held to the tibia and fibula by strong bands of tissue called ligaments. Each ligament is made of many strands or fibres of a material called collagen, which is extremely strong.

>> Download 'Injury of the Ankle Ligaments.' File

Ingrowing toenails.

When the edge of the toenail digs into the skin fold beside the nail, the skin becomes red, hot, tender and swollen. This is an ingrowing toenail.

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Heel pain and Plantar fasciitis

Pain in the heel can be caused by many things. The commonest cause is plantar fasciitis.

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Hallux Rigidus or Arthritis of the Big Toe.

Hallux rigidus (Latin for a “stiff great toe”) is a condition caused by arthritis at the base of the big toe.

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Bunion Surgery Metatarsal Osteotomy

A bunion is a lump at the base of the big toe, caused by sideways drifting and angulation of the big toe.

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Ankle Arthroscopy

The use of modern technology allows operations to be performed through keyhole incisions and has advantages over conventional surgery, as the ankle responds badly to open incisions, and complications of open surgery are common.

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Ankle Arthritis

Treatment including ankle replacement and fusion

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