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Question About Muscle, Tendon, And Ligament Involvement With SLE LUPUS.Also Is Costochondritis Common?

Question About Muscle, Tendon, And Ligament Involvement With SLE LUPUS.Also Is Costochondritis Common?

November of last year I had surgery on my left foot to correct my toes curling under and my big toe going at a weird angle. That surgery went pretty well.

Ben March of this year I had to have it done on the right foot because it was extremely severe and I was having problems walking. And there had to be a minor correction done to the big toe on the left foot.

Now I am asking to go back in because the toes on the right foot had gotten so bad again I'm having a problem watching once again I've… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

There are teo possibilites to explain your problem anatomically.
1. First possibility is actually related to rheumatoid arthritis, also an autoimmune disease. Rheumatoid arthritis causes destruction of the joints and the “pulley” mechanisn for the tendons no longer work correctly. Think of tendons being out of their track on a pulley. The tendons still pull, but at odd angles, conpared to normal. Tell surgeon they need to create grooves in the bones of the foot, place each tendon in a groove for each bony joint.
2. Second possibility. Alternatively, innervation has been lost to the extensor digitorum longus and brevis muscles for the third, fourth, and fifth toes. With no opposing force (extension of toes), the flexor digitorum longus and brevis muscles pull the toes downward (flexion) and keeps them in flexed position. For nerve repair, need to ingest vitamin-B12 and blueberries.
I taught anatomy at a medical school for 28 years to medical students, residents, CRNAs, and attendings as a professor of anatomy.

posted 8 days ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Thank you AMAZING Information

posted 8 days ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I am still learning about Lupus. But I have heard and seen people that they have a similar problem with their hands...I wonder if it can happen with feet? I am not sure. I know that doesnt help much

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