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What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

An autoimmune, systemic, inflammatory, joint disease with a chronic, unpredictable and fluctuating course.
There is no aetiology or cure.
Aetiological factors include environmental risk factors, smoking, female, 30-50, alcohol, obesity, familial and genetics.

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What is HAV?

Forefoot pathology
Caused by abnormal STJ pronation
An acquired deformity caused by abnormal mechanics at the 1st mtpj during the propulsive phase of Gait.

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Describe normal foot function highlighting STJ/ MTJ mid stance to propulsion

Normal propulsion requires that the foot converts to a rigid lever.
The tarsal bones must become locked together by the osseus locking mechanisms which develop as the STJ becomes supinated and the MTJ is pronated.