Patient case: Woman with pain laterally on right foot, (Morton’s neuroma) pain on compression between Met 3-4 and 4-5. Testing shows that the patient has Functional Hallux Limitus, with weakness in the posterior and anterior Tibilali. The patient is analyzed with Win-Pod from Meidicapteurs, where you see an increased pressure during walking on the lateral side of the foot and increased jerk on the hallux distal phalanx. Gaitline deviates from the midline laterally at the forefoot.

After treatment with the Pronatos method (6 minutes), you can see how Gaitline is corrected with less pressure laterally and less pressure under the distal phalanx of Hallux. Functional Hallux Limitus is corrected and works normally.

The following week on a return visit, the patent is pain free with compression between Met 3-4 and 4-5, the deviation under the foot is corrected, the patient has normal strength on the Tibialis anterior but a slight residual weakness in the Tibialis posterior, which improves after the accompanying Pronatos treatments.


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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 a normal 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 reulceration in patients with diabetic neuropathy and a history of ulcers.”







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