Sprained foot vs broken foot symptoms are similar and demand resting to allow the body to heal. But, the medical treatment for both is very distinctive. Thus, it is crucial to know where the difference lies and how to tell if your foot is sprained or broken.
CAM boots or controlled ankle motion walking boots are orthopedic devices prescribed for treating and stabilizing severe sprains, fractures, and tendon or ligament tears in the ankle or foot. In situations where ankle motion is limited, a cam walker boot is often used in place of a cast.
Toes problems are common among almost all ages and the slightest of problems if not treated can grow to become major problems. Learning the right ways to diagnose, treat, and take care of toe problems can help alleviate pain and also aid speedy recovery.
The metatarsophalangeal joint is the joint that connects the foot to the toes. Injury to the connective tissues in this joint near the big toe is called turf toe. The injury is generally the result of excessive upward bending of the big toe joint. This condition can be caused from either by jamming the toe, or repetitive injury when pushing off repeatedly when running or jumping.
When the big toe pushes unevenly against the other toes, it nudges outward and creates a bony bump on the side of the foot. This is known as a bunion. Many a times it is accompanied by the swelling of the bursal sac that lies between the joints. Sometimes bunions are erroneously described as enlarges tissues but are actually a deformity of the bone.
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