Common Foot Disorders

 

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Nailing Hammertoe Issues A common foot ailment called hammertoe affects about 3% of the US population or 7 million people. Hammertoe is a foot deformity that is caused by an imbalance of the ligaments, tendons and muscles in the toes. A person with a hammertoe will notice an abnormal bend in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th toes. Causes of...

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With school back in session, many of our children will be taking part in several sports. With sports comes the possibility of contracting something called athletes foot or tinea pedis. Athletes foot is caused by a fungus which can and usually is contagious. Athletes foot can also be caused by a bacterial infection, intertrigo or a rash of the...

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One of the more common treatments for certain foot maladies is the use of an orthotic. An orthotic is a custom fitted shoe insert designed by a podiatrist. While a store-bought shoe insert can help with your specific problem, the orthotic is often the best bet. Conditions that orthotics treat include: Plantar Fasciitis – an...
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One of the newest and most promising treatments for Toenail Fungus, also known as onychomycosis, is called Fungal Toenail Laser Surgery. This treatment has shown great promise in effectively treating Toenail Fungus, a common and as of now, often unsolvable ailment. Usually treated with oral or topical medications, toenail fungus has a way of returning....
Top 3 Home Remedies For Toenail Fungus (and why they don't work) Being a podiatrist I can tell you that I have heard them all and then some. Everyone has their preferred method of fighting nail fungus at home, and they swear by it. First, let's look at the three most common home remedies I'm asked about, and then why I don't recommend them for my patients. Tea...

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