Simon Sturdee is a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery working in Halifax and Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. He graduated from Leeds University Medical School in 1996. His basic surgical training was undertaken in Leeds, Harrogate and Bradford…
Diabetes is has been diagnosed in about 2 – 3% of the UK population but there is estimated to be another 2 % of the population who have diabetes that has not been diagnosed. Go to your GP to find out.
The lesser toes are all the toes other than the big or great toe.
A hard corn forms where the skin is dry typically over one of the knuckles (joints) of the toes that will tend to rub on footwear.
One of the causes of pain under the ball of the foot. It is caused by a swelling of one of the nerves before it divides and enters the toes. The nerve involved does not supply any of the muscle that moves the toes or foot.
The medical term for this is hallux valgus. Hallux means big toe and valgus means that the toe deviates to the outside of the foot. The term Bunion really just means a bump. The foot tends to become more flat.