Fixing Plantar Plate Tears

Plantar plate tears are a relatively common problem that causes pain in the ball of the foot. The plantar plate is a strong ligament that forms the bottom of the joint capsule around the lessor metatarsophalangeal joints. The pain is typically just under the joint and just distal to the joint on the bottom of […]

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Do Flip Flops with arch support help?

Foot orthoses really are a extremely effective method used by foot doctors to deal with a wide range of foot conditions. All of the clinical experiences and research data is that they are very effective. Nevertheless, one trouble with them is that they must be used in footwear. That is naturally a lifestyle choice, but […]

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What to do about chilblains?

Chilblains really are a reasonably prevalent problem once the weather is colder. These are a painful and itchy reaction of the small blood vessels in the toes to the variations in temperature. They lead to a painful red lesion, that later turns into a dark blue color should they become chronic. They have recently been […]

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Dealing with Sever’s Disease

Severs disease or calcaneal apophysitis is a common problem of the heel in growing children. At the back of the heel bone is a growth plate which most of the growth of the heel bone takes place at and this condition is an overuse injury of that growing area. It is more common in kids […]

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The Diabetic Foot

Diabetes is becoming so common, it is almost as though society has become complacent about this. The prevalence is rising in most places despite public health strategies are working to control the obesity crisis which is underpinning the diabetes issue. Diabetes has a number of problems which join together to put the foot at considerable […]

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Cuboid Syndrome

The cuboid is a small cube shaped bone on the outside of the foot around about the center of the foot. The bone is a little larger than a common gaming dice. The bone takes part in 3 joints and operates as a pulley for the tendon of the peroneus longus tendon to pass under. […]

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Cracked Heels

Cracks in the skin at the back of the heel are common, are painful, and do not look very good. They happen when the fat pad beneath the heel expands out sideways beneath the foot and the dried-out skin cracks or splits to develop a heel fissure. A good way to fully understand these is […]

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Chinese Foot Binding

There is a historic process from rural China that involved the binding of the foot of female children to stop them from growing. It was a crude process and was debilitating and disabling to the feet. It was done as a tinier foot was thought to be a desirable characteristic in the female and a […]

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Barefoot Running

Running without running shoes had been very popular a few years ago but interest in it and the number of runners doing it have decreased substantially. It was a fad that made it through several years and was largely influenced by social media discourse. It was a temporary trend towards barefoot running which started about […]

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The Austin Bunionectomy

Bunions, or even more specifically, hallux valgus or hallux abducto valgus occurs in many shapes or forms. The disorder is one of an enlargement of the big toe or hallux joint of the foot (bunion) and an angling over of the big toe sideways toward the other toes (abduction and valgus). They become sore due […]

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