A lump on the leg: causes, alarming symptoms, and treatment methods
The bone on the leg is a valgus deformity of the foot. This is not only an aesthetic problem, because of which you will not wear high heels. This is known to all women who are faced with a hateful bump. It is believed that often the problem is hereditary and the only way out is surgery. Our expert assures us that this is not the case!
It’s not a growth
There are many stereotypes about this topic. Some people persist in thinking that a bump is an excrescence. Not really. The lump appears due to the deviation of the first metatarsal of the foot to the inner side with the simultaneous inclination of the thumb to the outer side. If the problem is ignored, the situation will only get worse. The bone will only stick out more, causing a noticeable pain when walking. Not to mention the difficulties of choosing shoes. How much of a legacy is this? Our expert urges not to mix one with the other.
“A lump on the leg is, of course, not a hereditary history. The reason is scoliosis, which increases the load on the feet, plus coccygeal trauma, which further expands the sacrum, pelvic bones, lower legs and feet. The feet are the final link in a chain that begins with the skull and 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 reason for them is precisely the injury (generic or acquired). There can be no question of heredity.
Connective tissue weakness also plays a role. With it, the ligaments can not hold the arch of the foot in the correct position,and it spreads. This is most often found in people who have 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 bones. Often such a deformity (professional) occurs in ballerinas, football players.
Women are lucky as usual
In men, this pathology is less common than in women, and in a less pronounced form. Why is this happening? Since women’s pelvic ligaments 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 in combination with weight gain leads to the fact that the foot is flattened. Plus, during pregnancy and feeding, a woman loses nutrients, which also leads to a weakening of the ligaments.
By the way, recently the pathology has become “younger”, it is not only a problem of Mature women. 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 can not hold the normal position of the feet.
Stages of foot deformity
They are usually divided according to the size of the angle at which the thumb and the first metatarsal deviated. The earlier you start treatment, 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 is easier for a person to walk. The body “brings” problems of the sacrum and lumbar region to the periphery. Conservative treatment can only help to remove pain during walking.
Will the operation help?
If the joint is already deformed, the operation can only help to visually correct the situation and make the leg more beautiful. But this way you will simply knock the ground out from under your feet: it has formed this “support” for itself to compensate for deformations and more or less comfortably exist. Although it seems to us that this is a defect and it should be removed in any way, in fact, the body adapts so it is better not to interfere with this process. After the operation, you will often not be able to use the foot properly, fully rest on it. The load moves 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 tiptoes and socks, pouring 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, there is no.
A grown bone can only be cut off. But we have already figured out what this means. 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.”