Unlike your potential assumption, Ledderhose disease has nothing to do with the Bavarian Oktoberfest going on in Munich, Germany, right now. Rather, it is a rare, but painful ailment. Just learn more about…
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
Dave Bright from Silver City, NM, asks:
Having terrible pain at the sole of my left foot, I was told this has to do with my ‘Ledderhose’. Lederhose? I wonder what has the pain in my foot to do with the Bavarians’ folk costume they wear, inter alia, at their Oktoberfest right now, Doc?
I understand your confusion only too well.
Right, your ailment has absolutely nothing to do with the Bavarian’s favorite folk costume ‘Lederhose’.
Rather, it is rare health condition, in fact. A buildup of connective tissue on the bottom of the feet, characterized by lumps or nodules. Becoming more and more painful with time because of the tough nodules on the soles of the feet, especially when they grow.
Medically identified was this condition (also named Morbus Ledderhose and plantar fibromatosis) first in 1894 by German physician Dr. Georg Ledderhose – that’s where the term for this condition is coming from.
In some cases this pain is connected with other symptoms such as
With more men than women afflicted in their second half of life with this condition.
Although Ledderhose disease may be associated with, inter alia, diabetes, some medications, or liver disease, etc., there is no scientific evidence about most dangerous risk factors.
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