Common Foot Disorders

 
What You Need to Know About Gout Part 2: Signs & Symptoms You can read Part 1 of this blog here. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Gout? Gout is characterized by sudden attacks of severe pain, along with swelling, redness, and tenderness in the joints, often at the base of the big toe. This is called podagra. It may occur suddenly and can be extremely painful...
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What You Need to Know About Gout Part 1: Causes Do you often wake up in the middle of the night with sudden attacks of severe pain in your joints? Having a hard time moving or walking? If the answer is yes, it’s probably gouty arthritis.Gouty arthritis, or quite simply gout, is one of the most painful types of arthritis. It remains a major health concern,...
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I'm Walking On A Rock!    This a complaint we hear from patients on a regular basis.  This is characteristic of a condition called bursitis or metatarsalgia. The pain experienced with this condition is generally in the ball of the foot, the area toward the bottom of the foot underneath the toes. It can occur underneath any of the toes, but...

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Webbed Toes     If you’re having trouble dealing with webbed toes, there’s no need to worry. If Ashton Kutcher can live with it, so can you.    Webbed toes, or syndactyly, is the occurrence of two or more fused digits of the hands or feet. Boston Children’s Hospital records that 1 in every 2,500 babies are born with this...

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What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?   Have you ever complained of a painful red swollen leg? This could have been a Deep Vein Thrombosis, otherwise known as a DVT. A DVT is a partial or complete occlusion of a vein by a thrombus with secondary inflammatory reaction in the wall of the vein. In other words, it is a clot...

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