Larry G. Wells, DPM
Location and Office HoursFoot & Ankle Clinic
361 Worth St
Corry, PA 16407
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
- UPMC Health Plan
- Corry Memorial Hospital
What causes hallux rigidus?
Hallux rigidus is a progressive condition that affects the base of the big toe, making it difficult to bend the toe up or down. When cartilage wears down in the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, the raw bone ends can rub together. As a result, a bone spur may develop and prevent the toe from bending as much as it needs. The condition can result from many factors, including differences in foot anatomy that increase the stress on the joint, fallen arches, rheumatoid arthritis, and past injuries that may have damaged the articular cartilage.
How is arthritis of the midfoot diagnosed?
In order to diagnose arthritis of the midfoot, the doctor will examine your foot and may order imaging studies. Weight-bearing x-rays can demonstrate loss of joint space in the midfoot joints, which is characteristic of arthritis.
What can I do to prevent an ankle sprain?
National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
There are many simple things that can be done to prevent an ankle sprain. Make sure your strength, flexibility, and endurance are appropriate for the type of sport you will be playing. Select footwear that fits well and is tailored for the activity in which you will be participating. Incorporating activities into your training routine that challenge your balance can also help reduce your risk of future ankle sprain. Examples of these activities include standing on one leg with your eyes open or closed. These activities should be modified by including single leg balancing on an unstable surface and eventually incorporating tasks that involve strength and power while balancing on an unstable surface. If you participate in a sport, be sure to incorporate plyometric drills on a regular basis with a special focus on proper biomechanics and balance.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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