Category Archives: Foot Conditions

Diabetes Patients Should See A Podiatrist For Regular Foot Examinations

The number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes continues to rise toward record levels, with an estimated one in three adults predicted to have the disease by the year 2050, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Because many serious complications … Continue reading

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Pediatric Flatfoot: Cause For Alarm?

Parents keep a close eye on their growing children, watching for proper development and alert for any sign of a problem because small problems can have big implications. Pediatric flatfoot is a childhood condition that, if left untreated, can result … Continue reading

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What is Hammer Toe?

Hammer toe is a deformity of the toe, in which the end of the toe is bent downward. It usually affects the second toe. However, it may also affect the other toes. The toe moves into a claw-like position. The … Continue reading

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Is Your Foot Fracture An Early Sign of Osteoporosis?

Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease which affects over 28 million Americans and  accounts for 1.5 million bone fractures a year. Osteoporosis is frequently referred to as the “Silent crippler” since it … Continue reading

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Common Runners’ Injury: Stress Fractures of the Foot

Repetitive impact on feet can increase risk of damage Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners, according to Willoughby hills,Ohio foot and ankle surgeon Atta, Asef, DPM, FACFAS. The growing popularity of marathons … Continue reading

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Diabetes Patients Urged To Take Simple Precautions To Help Save Their Feet

Taking a minute or two every day to inspect your feet and observing a few simple rules can make the difference in sparing diabetes patients from a preventable outcome of the disease – a foot amputation. “Of all diabetes-related complications, … Continue reading

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Are You Suffering From Hyperhidrosis of The Feet?

Although sweating is normal for everyone, excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a specific condition that can be caused by a variety of different reasons. Gender, the amount of exercise you do daily, your diet habits, and the consumption of diuretic drinks … Continue reading

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Hammertoe Implant Helps Expedite Recovery

Hammertoe exists as a deformity of the toe, which is acquired when your toe constantly rubs against your shoes. Because women often wear smaller-fitted shoes, hammertoe seems to occur more in women. One possible solution for hammertoe is surgery. One … Continue reading

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Heel Pain, Neuromas and Tendinitis in Runners

Both long-distance runners and casual joggers can improve their performance by keeping their feet in top condition and taking steps to control foot problems common in runners, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). The most … Continue reading

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Changes In Foot Size Caused By Pregnancy May Increase Arthritis Risk

A new study confirms what many women have long suspected—that pregnancy permanently changes the size and shape of their feet. Flat feet are a common problem for pregnant women. The arch of the foot flattens out, possibly due to the … Continue reading

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