Did you know that diabetes, hiv aids, and chemotherapy can all cause severe nerve damage? This damage, known as neuropathy, can make even walking a major challenge. If we can define and detect the earliest changes in nerves, we hope to prevent painful neuropathy.
My research group is working to find out what those signs are. We use a special type of microscope that captures images of nerves from the cornea at the front of the eye. This eye exam is like many other tests you receive when your vision is checked. Our technique will be a quick and.
Easy way to identify those at risk for developing neuropathy, that helps s better manage patient care. I’m Joseph Mankowski, a pathologist at Johns Hopkins Medicine. I study diseases of the nervous system, especially those caused by HIV. MUSIC.
What Causes Bumps on Top of the Feet Seattle Foot Larry Huppin
I’m going to talk for a couple minutes today about bumps on top of the foot. these are usually bumps that you will see in this area, we’ll look on the foot right here, kind of in this area right here. Now there’s two common causes of this, one is a bone problem and the other is a soft tissue problem. We’re going to talk about the bone problem first. The most common cause is a condition called metatarsal, which is this bone, cuneiform, which is this bone, exostosis, which means a bone spur. This usually happens on feet.
That collapse a bit more than they should. because of the physics of the foot being an archshaped structure as it goes down, these bones get pressed together. There is a law of physiology that’s called Wolfe’s Law, says if you put pressure on bone, bone grows. So if you are someone whose foot flattens a bit more than it should when you walk, these bones get pressed together here and over time you get a lump of bone or a growth of bone forming here. In and of itself, nothing, it’s not dangerous, nothing to worry about, but it.
Can certainly cause irritation on shoes. when we look at treating this problem, we look at stretching the shoes. We look at changing lacing techniques. We give you suggestions on different shoes. We might use an orthotic device to stop some of the compression between here, but we want to use a very specialized one that doesn’t take up a lot of room in the shoe that would push this up against the shoe. So some very simple, very effective ways to treat this. If the conservative treatment doesn’t work, you can surgically go in and.
Remove this bump, however, surgery should always be your very, very last resort. so that’s the bony problem. The second one is the soft tissue problem and it can occur in the same area, but it’s a little bit moveable. Now the most. There is a lot of different causes of this, but the most common one is a condition called a ganglion, which is basically an enlargement off of a tendon when it fills with a bit of a fluid. In most cases, we can treat that.
By simply numbing up the area and then aspirating it and then we give you some treatments to help prevent it from returning. So these are two things that can cause bumps on top of the foot. They are very different. So these are problems where it’s probably worth getting a diagnosis and make sure you get the right diagnosis so you can get the right treatment. If you are in our area, make an appointment to see us. If you are not in our area, find a podiatrist in your area.