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... Achilles Tendon Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athlete's Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Diabetic Foot Care Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Neuromas Pediatric Foot Care Heel Pain - Plantar Fasciitis Warts

Patient Education
... Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) Accessory Navicular Syndrome Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon Achilles Tendon Rupture Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention Ankle Arthritis Ankle Fractures Chronic Ankle Instability Ankle Pain Ankle Sprain Arch Pain Arch Supports Athlete's Foot Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Soft Tissue Biopsy Black Toenails Bone Healing Bone Infection Bone Tumors in the Foot Brachymetararsia Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus) Bursitis Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease) Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures) Calf Pain Callus Capsulitis of the Second Toe Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot) Charcot Foot Clubfoot Cold Feet Compartment Syndrome Contact Dermatitis Corns Cracked Heels Crutch Use Custom Orthotic Devices Cyst-Ganglion Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Dermatitis Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Diabetic Shoes Drop Foot Dry Heels DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Eczema of the Foot Equinus Extra Bones Fallen Arches Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Fifth Metatarsal Fracture Flatfoot-Adult Acquired Flatfoot-Flexible Flatfoot-Pediatric Flexible Flatfoot Foot Arthritis Foot Bumps Foot Drop Foot Fracture Foot Lumps Foot Odor Foot Rash Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Fracture-Ankle Fracture-Foot Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures) Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal Fracture-Toe Frostbite Fungal Nails Ganglion Cyst Gangrene Golf Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Gout Haglund's Deformity Hallux Rigidus Hammertoes Heel Bone Fractures Heel Cracks Heel Fissures Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) High-Arched Foot Inflammation: Actue Ingrown Toenails Instructions for Using Crutches Intermetatarsal Neuroma Intoeing Joint Pain in the Foot Joint Swelling in the Foot Jones Fracture Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Lisfranc Injuries Lumps Malignant Melanoma of the Foot MRSA Infection of the Foot Orthotics Os Trigonum Syndrome Osteoporosis Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) Osteopenia P...

May Articles 2014
...There are also surgeons that perform surgery of a cosmetic nature to correct bunions and hammertoes...

June Articles 2014
...Surgery may be needed to correct some of the issues with the feet, such as bunions, and hammertoes...

September Articles 2014
...Surgery may be needed to correct some of the issues with the feet, such as bunions, and hammertoes...

November Articles 2014
...Surgery may be needed to correct some of the issues with the feet, such as bunions, and hammertoes...

Hammertoe Treatments for Celebrity Style Feet
...Due to the unnatural placement of the feet when wearing high heels and narrow shoes, many women today suffer from foot problems such as hammertoes, the painful bending in the middle joint of the toe...

May Articles 2015
...Surgery may be needed to correct some of the issues with the feet, such as bunions, and hammertoes...

5 Tips for Preventing Diabetic Foot Problems
...Toe boxes that are too tight or high heels that squeeze toes and can cause bunions, hammertoes, and other deformities that can become open wounds...

December Articles 2015
...Surgery may be needed to correct some of the issues with the feet, such as bunions, and hammertoes...

Can Hammertoes be Prevented?
...Sometimes, hammertoes are the result of an injury or trauma to the toe...

5 Reasons to Call the Foot Doctor
...Several toe deformities, such as bunions, hallux limitus and hammertoes can all be observed visibly...

Dealing with Neuromas
...Other possible causes include: Certain foot deformities, including: flatfeet, bunions and hammertoes Overuse from activities that deliver repeated pounding to the ball of the foot, such as basketball or running An injury or trauma to the foot Symptoms Oftentimes the symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma start gradually...

Podiatry Videos
BONE/JOINT/TENDON Bunions Flat Foot Gout Hammertoes Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis Shin Splints Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Stress Fractures   NAILS & SKIN Athlete’s Foot Chronic Wounds Fungal Nail Ingrown Toenails Wounds and Ulcers   DIABETIC HEALTH Diabetes Diabetes and the Foot Diabetic Shoes and Your Foot Health Wounds and Ulcers   ORTHOTICS AND FOOTWEAR Orthotics SPECIALITY SERVICES & SURGERIES Laser Therapy for Fungal Nail   *MONTHLY FEATURE* PODIATRIC MEDICINE Podiatry Adult Footwear Children Footwear Foot and Ankle Injuries Bunions Hammer Toes Plantar Warts Fungal Problems Heel Pain Pain Above the Feet Plantar Fasciitis Diabetes & Your Feet Ingrown Toenails Neuroma Foot Surgery Callus Cracked Heels Eczema Psoriasis Cysts Pigmented Lesions Charcot Foot Ganglionic Cysts Arthritic Foot Conditionss Haglunds Deformitys HEEL PAIN Overview Common Causes Treatment Options Preventing Heel Pain WOUND MANAGEMENT Overview The Healing Process Causes & Types of Wounds Treatment Options Prevention of Wounds DIABETES & YOUR FEET Overview Diabetic Neuropathy Peripheral Arterial Disease Foot Ulcers & Infections Care for Your Diabetic Feet SPORTS INJURIES Overview Shoes Socks & Orthotics Skin Injuries to the Feet Forefoot Injuries Midfoot Injuries Rearfoot Injuries Ankle Injuries Leg Injuries The information provided by Visual Media Concepts, Inc...

Podiatry Staff
... Privileges at Southern NH Medical Center BOSTON HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS-VA, Boston, MA (7/03 - 6/04) RESIDENT (PSR-12) Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency which included preoperative,intra-operative care of multiple podiatric issues which included elective and surgical procedures (bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, heel spurs, etc) tonon-elective surgical procedures (osteomyelitis, fractures, etc)...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot)
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

Corns
... People with foot deformities, such as hammertoes, often suffer from corns because the tops of the bent toes rub against the tops of shoes...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Diabetic Shoes
Shoes for diabetic patients are made of special protective inserts and soft shoe materials to accommodate for conditions such as neuropathy (numb feet), poor circulation, and foot deformities (bunions, hammertoes, etc...

Equinus
... Foot Problems Related to Equinus Depending on how a patient compensates for the inability to bend properly at the ankle, a variety of foot conditions can develop, including: Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain) Calf cramping Tendonitis (inflammation in the Achilles tendon) Metatarsalgia (pain and/or callusing on the ball of the foot) Flatfoot Arthritis of the midfoot (middle area of the foot) Pressure sores on the ball of the foot or the arch Bunions and hammertoes Ankle pain Shin splints Diagnosis Most patients with equinus are unaware they have this condition when they first visit the doctor...

Flatfoot-Flexible
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Flexible Flatfoot
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Hammertoes
...   Hammertoes usually start out as mild deformities and get progressively worse over time...

High-Arched Foot
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

Intermetatarsal Neuroma
... People with certain foot deformities – bunions, hammertoes, flatfeet, or more flexible feet – are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Plantar Fibroma
... Surgical removal of a plantar fibroma may result in a flattening of the arch or development of hammertoes...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
... Deformities and conditions associated with RA may include: Rheumatoid nodules (lumps), which cause pain when they rub against shoes or, if they appear on the bottom of the foot, pain when walking Dislocated toe joints Hammertoes Bunions Heel pain Achilles tendon pain Flatfoot Ankle pain Diagnosis RA is diagnosed on the basis of a clinical examination as well as blood tests...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

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