Images in clinical medicine | Volume 39, Article 258, 20 Aug 2021 | 10.11604/pamj.2021.39.258.30452

Polydactyly and associated joint dysfunction for left foot: a quintessence case

Tajuddin Burhanuddin Chitapure, Waqar Mohsin Naqvi

Corresponding author: Waqar Mohsin Naqvi, Mahatma Gandhi Mission School of Physiotherapy, Aurangabad Campus, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai, India

Received: 21 Jun 2021 - Accepted: 05 Aug 2021 - Published: 20 Aug 2021

Domain: Rheumatology

Keywords: Polydactyly, bifid finger, ankle and foot, range of motion

©Tajuddin Burhanuddin Chitapure et al. Pan African Medical Journal (ISSN: 1937-8688). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article: Tajuddin Burhanuddin Chitapure et al. Polydactyly and associated joint dysfunction for left foot: a quintessence case. Pan African Medical Journal. 2021;39:258. [doi: 10.11604/pamj.2021.39.258.30452]

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Polydactyly and associated joint dysfunction for left foot: a quintessence case

Polydactyly and associated joint dysfunction for left foot: a quintessence case

Tajuddin Burhanuddin Chitapure1, Waqar Mohsin Naqvi1,&

 

1Mahatma Gandhi Mission School of Physiotherapy, Aurangabad Campus, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai, India

 

 

&Corresponding author
Waqar Mohsin Naqvi, Mahatma Gandhi Mission School of Physiotherapy, Aurangabad Campus, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai, India

 

 

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A 34-year male came to the outpatient department with the complaint of pain in the left leg and foot. The pain was aggravated during walking and standing activities while he felt that ankle and foot joint stiffness was noticeable in the early morning occasionally. On physical examination, there is an extra finger in the left foot know as polydactyly for the left foot which can be a genetic mutation or environmental case with a family history. The range of motion (ROM) for the ankle and foot was full but painful due to tightness present in the left calf muscle. The patient started conventional physiotherapy rehabilitation including ROM exercises, stretching, and strengthening for the calf and intrinsic foot muscles. There was a severe decrease in the pain level from 8 on the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) to 5 in 8 days of the physiotherapy rehabilitation program.

 

 

Figure 1: polydactyly of left foot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images in clinical medicine

Polydactyly and associated joint dysfunction for left foot: a quintessence case

Images in clinical medicine

Polydactyly and associated joint dysfunction for left foot: a quintessence case

Images in clinical medicine

Polydactyly and associated joint dysfunction for left foot: a quintessence case

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