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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What Causes Morton’s Neuroma?

Does Morton’s neuroma always cause pain? It’s possible to have the condition known as Morton’s neuroma and never be aware of it. Morton’s neuroma is the most common form of neuroma that affects the foot. It is a mass of nerve tissue, typically benign, that is usually found surrounding the nerve that runs between the…

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Avoiding Hammertoes

Can wearing shoes that do not fit properly cause hammertoes? Hammertoes tend to develop when the muscles in the toe, usually the second or third toe, get out of balance. As this happens, pressure builds up in the tendons and joints that ends up pushing the toe into a shape resembling a hammer. Often, the…

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Understanding Osteochondral Lesions

The medical field is full of jargon and insider terms that can sometimes seem confusing or overwhelming to outsiders. Here in New York, we do our best to break down definitions and help patients understand more about their bodies and the challenges they are dealing with — especially before undergoing a surgeries like arthroscopies or…

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