Here I am going to try to find as many different resources as I can that mention actually how common lumpy feet are. To be honest I do not have a clue what I am going to find at this point (having not yet done the searches) but I know that before I had Ledderhose disease I had never heard of it or anything like it and indeed everyone who I have spoken to about it has not heard of it or anything like it so how common can it be?
I also go to the foot specialist in my local city and it was clear that he has had many cases of this and has formed opinions on the different kinds of treatments that are available and this makes me suspect that he has seen many cases. I then have to try to remember that he is a foot specialist for a large area that is probably several million people and has been for 20 plus years and so even if the rate is as low as 1 in 100,000 then that still means that he is going to see quite a few patients in that time with this disease.
|This pie chart visualises the proportion of people that this source indicates have Ledderhose disease. 1 in 100,000|
|Another pie chart, this time to show the frequency that the above source suggests. Just look at the difference between the two. 1 in 4 or 1 in 100,000.....|