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Sports Injuries of Major Athletes: Shaquille O’Neal Condition: Hallux Limitus/Hallux Rigidus Hallux is the medical term for the big toe. Hallux limitus is the medical term for progressive condition where the big toe is not able to bend up satisfactorily at the joint where the toe attached to the foot. Over time the condition may progress and becomes more severe and the toe...

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...

Posted by on in Sports and injuries
You Hurt Your Big Toenail, Now What? How long does it take for a nail to grow out? Common question, but I'm afraid I can't give you an exact answer. Nails grow approximately 1mm a month, but they can grow faster or slower, depending on the overall health of the patient, trauma, or fungus. At one point in my youth I wanted...
Ingrown nails can be caused by incorrect nail cutting or an inherited trait that causes the nail to curve and grow into the skin. Not only is it painful, but it can also result in infection. Unfortunately, the most common treatments for ingrown nails do not correct the shape of the nail and the problem nearly...

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