Bump on the leg: causes, alarming symptoms and methods

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This is not an outgrowth

There are many stereotypes about the topic. Some stubbornly believe that a bump is a growth. Not really. The bump appears due to the deviation of the first metatarsal bone of the foot to the inside while tilting the thumb to the outside. If the problem is ignored, the situation will only get worse. The bone will only stick out more, causing significant pain when walking. Not to mention the difficulties of choosing shoes. How hereditary is this? Our expert urges not to mix one with the other.

“A bump on the leg is, of course, not a hereditary story. The reason is scoliosis, which increases the load on the feet, plus a coccygeal injury, which further deploys the sacrum, pelvic bones, shins and feet. The feet are the final link in the chain that starts from the skull, runs through the entire body, spine, pelvis, thighs and lower legs. Therefore, any deformity of the feet is a sign that there are also deformities above, and the cause of them is precisely the injury (generic or acquired). There is no mention of heredity.

The role is played by the weakness of the connective tissue. With it, the ligaments cannot keep the arch of the foot in the correct position, and it spreads. This is most often found in people with endocrine pathology, as well as in those who do not eat meat. In them, this bone on the feet is often more pronounced.

Other factors, such as uncomfortable shoes, stilettos, wearing flat shoes, improper load on the foot, of course, provoke the development of the bone. Often such a deformation (professional) is found in ballerinas, football players.

As usual lucky women

In men, this pathology is less common than in women, and in a less pronounced form. Why is this happening? Since in women the ligaments of the pelvis are more pliable, it does not hold its shape so stably, the same applies to the legs. During pregnancy, ligaments throughout the body soften under the influence of hormones, which, combined with weight gain, leads to the fact that the foot flattens out. Plus, during pregnancy and lactation, a woman loses nutrients, which also leads to weakening of the ligaments.

By the way, recently the pathology has become “younger”, this is not only a problem for women of mature age. This is due to the fact that many people have endocrine disorders. In young people, the strength of the tissues often suffers, so that the ligaments cannot hold the normal position of the feet.

Stages of foot deformity

They are usually divided depending on the size of the angle at which the thumb and the first metatarsal bone have deviated. The sooner treatment is started, the more effective it will be. If the foot is already deformed, conservative methods will not be able to eliminate this deformation. And this is not necessary, since the body has already formed a kind of “support” for itself, so that with all these changes it would be more convenient for a person to walk. The body “brings” the problems of the sacrum and lumbar to the periphery. Conservative treatment can only help relieve pain while walking.

Will the operation help?

If the joint is already deformed, then the operation can only help visually correct the situation and make the leg more beautiful. But in this way you will simply knock the ground out from under your body: it has formed this “support” for itself in order to compensate for deformations and to exist more or less comfortably. Although it seems to us that this is a defect and it must be removed in any way, in fact the body adapts this way, so it is better not to interfere in this process. After the operation, you will often not be able to use your foot normally, to fully rest on it. The load is transferred to the other foot, and now it begins to spread out, increase in size (sometimes by 1-2 shoe sizes).

Folk remedies: massage, gymnastics, rubbing, rolling a rolling pin, walking on tiptoe and toes, dousing with cold water, relaxing baths with lavender, etc. – can reduce the load on the foot, relieve pain, improve blood circulation in the feet. But to reduce the deformation, of course, no.

The grown bone can only be cut off. But we have already figured out what it threatens. You don’t need an operation. Osteopathic medicine is able to balance the body so that even with deformed feet, a person can walk calmly and the deformity does not progress.”

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