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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...

Posted by on in Common Foot Disorders
Take the Pressure Off of Your Hammertoes A number of conditions can affect the feet. Ask anyone, and they can probably name one or two foot problems they are itching to just say out loud. One of these problems is hammertoe.     Hammertoe is a condition where joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth toe gets bent due to constant pressure. This...

Posted by on in Medical Myths
Medical Mythbusting 101: The Broken Toe We have all probably encountered the scenario where a friend or family member stubs a toe and falls to the ground crying in pain. As that poor soul is writhing in pain, someone in the room passes on that old piece of wisdom, "Well, you can't do anything for a broken toe anyways."  This common...
Welcome to Toenails 101: Just the Basics and FAQ How does my nail stay attached to my toe? Your toenail dives under the skin on three sides, just for a few millimeters. This keeps the nail tacked to your toe and keeps debris from getting underneath the nail plate.   How does my nail grow? There is a line of cells called the Nail Matrix...

Posted by on in Healthy tips for your feet
Ingrown Toenail Expert I've never operated a forklift. I've never directed a plane in to an airport to land. I've never driven a truck cross-country, and I've never reprogrammed a computer. But I've fixed ingrown toenails. At last estimation, I've fixed over 400 of them in the last four years. I can't speak Italian, but you can be sure...
A cautionary tale for diabetics and the care of their feet.

Posted by on in Doctors Life
Dr. Kristian Jeffress is one crafty lady. Even the most tenacious shoe won't slow her down.
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Posted by on in Celebrity Foot Problems
So it looks as though Serena Williams fell prey to a mishap in a restaurant that ultimately led to her suffering a toe injury (here's the article on ESPN). From what was described, it looks as if she had an Extensor Hallucis Longus laceration from stepping on glass. The Extensor Hallucis Longus is a thin...

Posted by on in Diabetic foot care
Gout is a complex form of Arthritis that occurs when urate crystals build up in the joints causing an acute intense pain with associated redness, swelling and tenderness around the joint. The pain can come without warning and usually happens at night and can be so intense that even walking may seem impossible. Urate crystals form...

Posted by on in Healthy tips for your feet
Vitoria Beckham also known as Posh from the 90's female pop group Spice Girls, suffers from serious bunion problems. Her celebrity profile is known for religiously wearing very high heels. Beckham should want to consider the hour long procedure to straighten her big toe and joint. This can also take several months to recover from.Bunions are...

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