What is a hammertoe?

A hammertoe is a contracture or bending of the toe at the first joint of the digit. This bending causes the toe to appear like an upside-down V when looked at from the side. Hammer toes can be flexible or rigid.

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Bunion
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What is a bunion?

The medical term for a bunion is hallux abducto valgus. Bunions are the “bump” on the joint at the base of the big toe—the metatarsophalangeal

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Plantar Warts | Verruca
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Plantar Warts

Verruca, commonly referred to as warts are a soft tissue condition on the bottom of the foot that can be quite painful. Children and teenagers seem more susceptible to warts than adults.

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Risk Factors for Diabetic Foot Ulcerations

Risk identification is fundamental for effective preventive management of the foot in people with diabetes.
The risk of ulcers or amputations is increased in people who:
have had diabetes ≥10 years, are male, have poor glucose control, or have cardiovascular, retinal, or renal complications.

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Diabetic Home Foot Care Guidelines

Diabetes, or hyperglycemia, is abnormally high blood glucose. If blood sugar levels are not normalized in a diabetic, the body may have trouble fending off infections due to decreased functioning of the immune system. This can affect the feet in particular due to peripheral artery disease (lack of circulation) and peripheral neuropathy (loss of feeling).

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Athlete’s Foot
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What is Athlete’s Foot?

Athlete’s foot, also known as Tinea Pedis, is a skin disease caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes, but it can also affect other areas of the feet. Fingal infections are common on the feet because shoes create a warm, dark, and moist environment that encourages fungal growth.

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Osteoarthritis
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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is also called degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis. Although it can be brought on suddenly by an injury, typically its onset is gradual; aging brings on a breakdown of cartilage

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Ingrown Toenails Understanding and Avoiding

there are more than 3 million cases per year of ingrown toenail per year,
Onychocryptosis is the medical term for an ingrown toenail- which occur when the edge of the nail begins to grow into the soft tissue of the toe

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of the joints, usually accompanied by an increase in Joint fluid.

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Plantar Fasciitis x-ray
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Understanding Plantar Fasciitis

Your podiatrist will perform a physical exam to check for the hallmark signs of plantar fasciitis. Typically, a physical exam is all that is needed to diagnose someone as having plantar fasciitis. However, depending on the severity or a high index of suspicion of other comorbidities your doctor may order x-rays, ultrasound, or an MRI of the foot to rule out any other pathologies.

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