doctor indicating bones in the foot

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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woman with bunion from shoes

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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woman with a fallen arch

What Causes Fallen Arches?

Are fallen arches related to genetics or are they caused by behavior and poor footwear choices? Whether it’s referred to as having fallen arches or flat feet, pes planus, the more technical term, is an uncomfortable and often painful condition to have. There can also be a subtle stigma to it. Early twentieth-century policemen whose…

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Foot and Ankle Osteoarthritis

Can osteoarthritis in the ankle lead to needing ankle replacement surgery? Arthritis affects more than 50 million people just in the U.S. alone. It is an equal-opportunity disease, striking men and women of all ages and races, although it does seem to affect women more. Even children are not immune. In the United States, arthritis…

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Hammertoes: Causes and Treatment

If my mother and grandmother both have hammertoes, does that mean I will get them too? Is there anything more fun than planning a spa day with friends? Or just getting together for manicures and pedicures at your favorite salon? It’s important to make time to relax and be pampered once in a while and…

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Causes and Treatment of Morton’s Neuroma

Are there treatment options for Morton’s neuroma other than surgery? Did you ever take a step and feel like there was a rock in your shoe? Or that a tiny assailant with a cattle prod was poking you in the ball of your foot? If neither of these prove to be valid assumptions, there is…

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Types of Arthritis Affecting the Foot

What kind of arthritis most often shows up in the joints of the foot? Fingers that are gnarled and misshapen and surgeries to replace knee and hip joints are what we most often associate with arthritis these days. While those are common areas for the development of this debilitating condition, arthritis is an equal opportunity…

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Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

Is it possible to treat posterior tibial tendon dysfunction without surgery? It may surprise you to learn that posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is not only a very common problem but that you or someone you know may actually suffer from it. The posterior tibialis muscle runs along the back of the calf and the…

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Foot Fracture Treatment

Do broken bones in the foot always require surgery? We ask a lot of our bodies and, more often than not, take for granted that the demands we make on them will simply be done. Usually, this happens automatically, without even a pause on our part to think about how all of the various parts…

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