History Of Foot Injury Accompanied By Differences In Foot Shape?
Hello,. I am Dinda 20th. More than 10 years ago I had a foot injury and it has been an impact until now. Recently I was worried about being called muscle atrophy because I noticed the symptoms of the growth of my right and left legs were different. What I want to ask, because my injury has been very long and I have experienced a different leg growth for a long time too, is the muscle atrophy that I experience can still be cured or not? Thank you doctor
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Need to clarify, what kind of foot injury do you mean? What symptoms of muscle atrophy do you experience? Have you seen a doctor?
Foot injuries are not always dangerous. If this injury does not cause severe anatomic damage or cause significant impairment of sensory and motor functions, often this condition does not cause serious sequelae.
Usually, injuries to the feet can have a serious impact if they cause damage to the bones, joints, tendons, bursa, or other surrounding components. This condition can make sufferers feel quite severe pain or accompanied without other inflammation, such as swelling, bruising, stiffness, and so on. Proper handling needs to be done immediately in this case, so as not to disturb your foot function.
Disruption of foot function, for example in motor matters, for example for walking, can be at risk of causing muscle atrophy. This condition can occur if the patient experiences leg muscle weakness, or it can also arise due to the fear of the patient moving his legs that feel pain. The difference in the use of the legs between the right and left sides can be seen prominently the longer the condition is not handled properly. This difference can be seen as a shrinking foot size, lack of muscle tone, and so on.
In addition to muscle, the difference in appearance of a leg that was previously injured can also be caused by other causes, for example malunion, nonunion, bone spur, osteomyelitis, and so on. Therefore, if you have not seen a doctor, you should not rush to draw conclusions.
Check with your doctor or a specialist in orthopedic surgery first. The doctor will examine carefully the condition of your injured leg, while comparing it with the other side of your foot. Radiological examinations, such as x-rays, CT scans, MRI, etc. can also be done by doctors in an effort to determine the right treatment. While waiting for the doctor's treatment, to minimize the risk of post-injury muscle atrophy, the following advice should you do:
If the injured foot is painful, compress with warm water Try moving the injured leg, do not leave it alone If it is difficult to make active movements, ask your relatives to help move your feet passively Consumption of healthy and nutritious food Minimize activities that are at risk of causing you to experience repeated injuries. Avoid doing random massage or massage without direct supervision from a doctor.