If a toe is over the toe closest to it, it is called an overbearing toe. Most often the reason is that you also have an oblique big toe, hallux valgus. On an oblique large toe the toe tip points towards the other toes on the same foot. If the big toe is very oblique it can fold under or over the next toe.
Willis-Ekbom Disease, WED, makes it feel like it is tingling or crawling in your legs when you sit still for a long time, or at night when you lie in bed and go to sleep. The disease was previously called Restless Legs Syndrome, RLS, restless legs.
The most common cause of toe walking is that the child voluntarily walks on toe. Many toddlers then move faster and sometimes with better balance than if they walk with the soles of the feet in the floor. Occasionally, toe walking is due to short health tendons.
Schlatter’s disease is due to the tendon of the thigh muscle becoming inflamed and swollen. The tendon attaches to a lump a few centimeters below the kneecap. The enlarged tuber can then remain even when the inflammation and pain itself have disappeared.
It is very common to have heel pain. The hassles can be felt in different ways. For some, the trouble is in and under the heel, while for others it feels most at the back around the heel.
There are several reasons why children have different long legs. It does not usually cause any trouble if the length differs less than two centimeters between the legs. Growth can be stopped in the longer leg or the shorter leg can be extended if it differs widely between the legs.
Morton’s disease means you have pain in the front of the foot. This is because for a long time, a nerve was squeezed between two of the front legs. Then the nerve can be thickened and pinched further.
Klumpfoot is also called PEVA, which is an abbreviation of the Latin name pes equino varus adductus. It is a congenital malformation which means that the heel is turned inwards and the forefoot is directed downwards towards the body’s midline. The heel is also high up while the foot and toes point downwards, so-called tip foot.
Some children walk in or out with their feet. It is mostly due to changes in hip mobility and usually go away by itself over time. Sometimes the forefoot may be twisted so that the toes point inwards. Then stretching exercises are often enough, but sometimes the foot may need to be plastered.
Under the foot, in the hollow foot, sits a wide and thick tendon which is an important support. If you overload the tendon, you may get a pain in the tendon attachment under the heel. Occasionally, a build-up of the bone is formed on the underside of the heel. It looks like an X-ray spur, and is therefore called a heel spur.
It is common to get sore throats in connection with physical activity such as running or jumping. For example, the pain may come if you have exercised in a different way than you usually do, or when you have trained a little harder than before.
Wheel bending means that the distance between the knees is greater than normal. In the case of cobalt, there is an increased distance between the feet. Both wheel bones and cobaltness usually go by themselves.
If you have a hammer toe, one or more toes next to the big toe are curved. The small joints in the toe are bent so that the toe is similar to a hammer. Because it can cause the shoe to rub against the top of the toe, a sore hardening is often formed there, a so-called corn.
Hallux valgus means that the big toe is oblique and points towards the other toes. Sometimes the toe joint is also pressed, which causes a lump on the side of the foot. It can make it difficult to find shoes that fit and do not pinch the foot.
In the foot are many small bones, joints and tendons that can cause trouble in the feet and lower legs of children. It can be anything from flat feet that do not need treatment, to deformities that require multiple surgeries and plaster adjustments. Pain in the heel is common and usually transient.
You can get pain on the inside of the tibia where muscles and tendons attach if you have overloaded the lower leg. You can do this for example if you run and walk more than usual.
There are cartilages in the body’s joints that give the stature and allow the bones of the skeleton to slide towards each other. Osteoarthritis causes an imbalance between the degradation and the structure of the cartilage.