Patient case – Viking Disease

Here is a patient story about a condition called Viking disease, or Dupuytren’s contracture. 
This patient came in 6 weeks earlier and was now on a return visit for treatment to her Viking disease. At the first visit, the right foot was most troublesome so that walking was avoided, even the left foot had an irritation that the patient felt. 
When the patient returned, the right foot was completely pain-free and without any fibroma / thickening under the foot. There was still a slight irritation and thickening on the left foot however. We then took pictures of the left foot before and after the patient’s second treatment, immediately after you see that the height of the fibroma has dropped and the patient feels that the last discomfort has disappeared.
With telephone contact 5 days after the second treatment, the patient explained to us how it feels completely pain-free in both feet.

This picture shows the changes that are caused by the big toe not being able to bend under load. 

“The beginning of a lump”, is the base of the big toe that gets heavily loaded because it is straight when you walk over it. The joint is changed by the load and eventually becomes completely locked and destroyed, this condition is called Hallux Rigidus. If you walk and ward off your gait instead, which is seen as “Hardening due to wrong function” then you turn the heel so that the toe comes out of the way, like walking with flippers. This compensatory gait can then push the toe outwards and then it becomes a Hallux Valgus. The “hammer toe” comes from not getting pressure under the big toe and the second toe is overloaded and later becomes crooked. “Toes that bend inwards” come from not having the pressure under the big toe when you walk, but you load the weaker small toes that can not cope with the load, and the muscle that is supposed to stretch these is weakened. The incorrect gait that comes from not being able to walk over the big toe weakens the muscles and leads to a deformed foot.


The reason for the examination was to see that there was no disturbance in the foot that could affect the increased formation of calluses in the sole of the foot.

This is because Peter, as a diabetic, has a greater risk of foot ulcers that arise from the formation of calluses that crack.

The examination revealed that Peter had Hallux limitus on his right foot and Hallux Rigidus on his left foot. This is a movement restriction in the big toe joint that does not allow the toe to bend normally when walking, there is a higher pressure under the big toe and you change the gait because you can not go over the big toe. When you walk sideways, it creates calluses on the sole of the foot, and the mechanics of the knee and hip also change.

After 6 minutes of treatment, Peter regained his mobility to an average level in both toes.

Diabetes can cause damage to the feet through changes in blood vessels and nerves. Nerve damage is the most common complication of the feet. Nerve damage makes it difficult for the person to perceive feeling and pain in the feet. In the long run, there may be problems with feeling small injuries and abrasions on the feet.

Changes in the small and large blood vessels, atherosclerosis increases the risk of vascular damage with decreased circulation in the legs and feet. It is important to pay attention to redness, swelling, dry skin and calluses to avoid complications.

Now there is research that says that diabetic patients with FHL have an increased risk of foot ulcers leading to amputation. When the big toe has to be amputated, the risk of further amputation and premature death increases by 12%.

Predictors of Diabetic Foot Reulceration beneath the Hallux

“Conclusions. Obesity and the presence of functional hallux limitus increase the probability of developing hallux re-ulceration in patients with diabetic neuropathy and a history of ulcers.”








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