What are some of the common podiatry problems associated with laxity?
A delay in the onset of walking is common in
individuals with familial ligamentous laxities.Some of the complaints
of ligamemtary laxity are; hallux valgus with metatarsus primus
adductus, hallux limitus, flexor stabilization-type hammertoes, plantar
fascitis, hindfoot degenerative joint disease, derangement of the knee,
clubbed foot, rotated hips, increased femoral anteversion, webbed toes,
curled/clawtoes, in-toeing, or out-toeing, and flatfeet.
Complaints of foot and leg pain and fatigue are common.Cramping of
muscles, particularly at night, is a very common complaint. Pain is a
significant problem. Low muscle tone atrophy. Protective and supportive
measures such as molded ankle foot orthoses many be necessary to
support the child with ligamentous laxity for ambulation and to prevent
injuries.(Agnew P "Evaluation if the child with ligamentous laxity"
Clin Podiatr Med Surg 1997 14 (1): 117-30)