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Foot and Ankle Topics

Common Topics

  • Arthritis
    Arthritis is a frequent component of complex diseases that may involve more than 100 identifiable disorders.
  • Athlete's Foot
    Athlete's foot is a skin disease caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes.
  • Bunions
    A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe--the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint--that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place.
  • Charcot Foot
    Charcot foot is a condition causing weakening of the bones in the foot that can occur in people who have significant nerve damage (neuropathy).
  • Diabetes
    Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the lives of nearly 26 million people in the United States.
  • Hammertoes
    A hammertoe is a contracture--or bending--of the toe at the first joint of the digit, called the proximal interphalangeal joint.
  • Heel Pain
    Heel pain has many causes. it is generally the result of faulty biomechanics (walking gait abnormalities) that place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues that attach to it.
  • Toenail Problems
    Toenails often serve as barometers of our health; they are diagnostic tools providing the initial signal of the presence or onset of systemic diseases.
  • Neuromas
    A neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a "pinched nerve" or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes that brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot.
  • Orthotics
    Orthotics are shoe inserts that are intended to correct an abnormal, or irregular, walking pattern.
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
    PAD is short for peripheral arterial disease. PAD is caused by a blockage or narrowing of the arteries in the legs when fatty deposits called plaque build up.
  • Recommended Shoe List
    A list of recommended shoes to keep your feet happy.
  • Warts
    Warts are one of several soft tissue conditions of the foot that can be quite painful. They are caused by a virus, which generally invades the skin through small or invisible cuts and abrasions.