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Can Bunions Come Back After Surgery?

Is it possible for a bunion to grow back after being surgically removed? Bunions are extremely common. In fact, based on statistics from the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, more than 30 percent of American women have bunions. Men get them, too, of course, but the type of footwear women tend to favor may…

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Ankle pain from instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection and poor structural alignment of leg or foot in ageing patient with doctor

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Does tarsal tunnel syndrome sound like a misprint? Like it was supposed to be carpal tunnel syndrome? Not true. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is very much like carpal tunnel syndrome but where the more familiar carpal tunnel is found in the wrist, the tarsal tunnel, which is made up of bone and bands of ligaments, runs…

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basketball player holding his ankle in pain on the court.

Subtalar Joint Injuries in Athletes

There may be a fair number of things that we don’t agree on, but it’s hard to argue the popularity of sports. This is true whether we’re talking about the NFL, NBA, MLB, or some other acronym denoting professional sports leagues or about your child’s very first t-ball team. We love to play, and we…

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Treating Sesamoiditis

Is sesamoiditis typically treated surgically with a sesamoidectomy procedure? Sesamoid bones are different from other bones in the body. Instead of being linked together at joints like most other bones are, a sesamoid bone is embedded in a tendon. These bones are found at joints and, because of their unique placement, help to facilitate movement,…

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Common Types of Foot Surgery

What are some of the most common types of foot procedures being performed today? Let’s face it, when your feet hurt, it’s hard to truly focus on whatever else may be going on around you. If the cause of your discomfort is the fact that you just had to have those new shoes, even if…

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How Many Ways Can You Sprain an Ankle?

What exactly is an ankle sprain and can it be serious enough to require ankle surgery? Everyone knows what a sprained ankle is, right? Your foot turns when you step off of a curb or land wrong after jumping to block a shot while playing basketball. It might even be something as simple as a…

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Lisfranc Injury: Importance of Correct Diagnosis

What happens if a Lisfranc injury is misdiagnosed and does not get correctly treated? There’s a good chance that you have never heard of a Lisfranc injury. The exception to that would be those who are big sports fans, especially football fans. The list of football players who have had their seasons’ end due to…

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Bunion Prevention

Is it possible to prevent bunions from developing even if they run in my family? Bunions are far more common than you may imagine. In fact, it is estimated that more than 50 percent of all women in the U.S. have bunions on one or both of their feet. Whether because they are unsightly, painful,…

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