• Digital Deformity

    Many disorders can affect the joints of the toes, causing pain and preventing the foot from functioning as it should. People of all ages can have toe problems, from inherited to acquired. Toe deformities in adults result mainly from an imbalance of the tendons, causing them to stretch or tighten abnormally.

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  • Drop Foot

    Drop foot, medically known as foot drop, is a condition characterized by difficulty lifting the front part of the foot, leading to a dragging or slapping gait. This impairment can significantly impact mobility and daily activities. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the intricacies of drop

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  • Dysplasia (Epiphysealis Hemimelica)

    Dysplasia, also known as epiphysealis hemimelica, is a disorder that affects the bone joints. It is characterized by overgrowth of the cartilage on the end of one or more of the long bones (carpal or tarsal bones) in the hand or foot. Usually only one limb is involved. Dysplasia may cause limbs that

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  • Enchondroma

    Enchondromas are small benign tumors made up of cartilage that form in the bone beneath the toenail. Enchondromas are the most common bone tumors of the hands and feet and usually are painless. The tumor can involve large portions of the bones, causing thinning of the cortex. This can weaken the bone

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  • Erythromelalgia

    Erythromelalgia is a rare disorder that results from enlarged blood vessels in the feet. Because the blood vessels are open or dilated, oxygen and heat from the blood is discharged into the tissues, making the feet turn red and feel hot all the time. Prescription medications that restrict the opening

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  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave

    Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is used to treat chronic heel pain (plantar fasciitis). "Extracorporeal" means "outside of the body." During this noninvasive procedure, sonic waves are directed at the area of pain using a device similar to that currently used in nonsurgical treatment of kidney

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  • Fallen Arches (flat feet)

    Fallen arches, also known as flat feet or pes planus, is a common condition where the arches of the feet collapse, causing the entire sole to make contact with the ground. This condition can be present from birth or develop over time, affecting both children and adults. In this comprehensive guide, we

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  • Fitness And Your Feet

    Your feet are one of the most overlooked body parts when it comes to exercise. As you exercise, pay attention to what your feet are telling you. Consult your physician before beginning any fitness program. This includes a complete physical and foot exam. This is especially important for those who

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  • Flat Feet

    Flat feet are a common condition of the foot structure. In infants and toddlers, prior to walking, the longitudinal arch is not developed, and flat feet are normal. Most feet are flexible and an arch appears when children begin standing on their toes. The arch continues to develop throughout childhood,

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  • Flat Feet (over pronation)

    Flat feet are a common condition of the foot structure. In infants and toddlers, prior to walking, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. Most feet are flexible and an arch appears when children begin standing on their toes. The arch continues to develop throughout childhood,

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  • Flatfoot Correction

    Adult-acquired flatfoot or posterior tibial tendon dysfunction usually leads to a gradual loss of the arch. The posterior tibial muscle is a deep muscle in the back of the calf and has a long tendon that extends from above the ankle and attaches into several sites around the arch of the foot. The muscle

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  • Foot Arthritis

    Foot arthritis is a prevalent and often debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Characterized by inflammation of the joints in the foot, this condition can lead to pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the intricacies of foot

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  • Foot Care For Seniors

    It's normal for people to experience some foot problems as they age. But experts say that problems with feet can be the first sign of more serious medical conditions, particularly among older adults. Health problems, such as arthritis, diabetes, nerve issues, and circulatory disorders, may first be manifested

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  • Foot Self-Exam

    What should you look for to make sure your feet are healthy? Here are some general guidelines: Balance. A good test for balance involves standing on one foot, with your arms out to the side and your eyes closed. If you are less than 30 years old, you should be able to balance for 15 seconds, 30 to

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  • Fractures

    Nearly one-fourth of all the bones in your body are in your feet. A broken (fractured) bone in your forefoot or in one of your toes is often painful, but rarely disabling. Most of the time, these injuries heal without operative treatment. There are two types of foot fractures: stress fractures and general

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  • Freiberg's Disease

    Freiberg's Disease usually begins as a pain in the ball of a child's foot. Its onset is often linked to an injury to the growth plate of one of the long bones behind the toes, called metatarsals. The loss of blood flow to the growth plate causes pain. Freiberg's Disease is most frequently seen in adolescents

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