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Mallet Toes

Published on July 25th, 2010

Mallet toes are often caused by bone and muscle imbalances that become exaggerated in people with active lifestyles. Arthritis can also lead to mallet toes. Mallet toes can cause extreme discomfort, and can be aggravated if restrictive or improperly fitting footwear is worn for a prolonged period of time. Treatment is designed to relieve pressure, […]

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Jackson Weiss Syndrome

Published on July 25th, 2010

Jackson-Weiss Syndrome (JWS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by foot abnormalities. Symtoms include abnormally broad big toes and/or malformation or fusion of certain bones within the feet.

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Hammertoes

Published on July 25th, 2010

Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery. People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the […]

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Hallux Varus

Published on July 25th, 2010

Hallux Varus is a condition in which the big toe points away from the second toe. It often is one complication from bunion surgery. The condition has been linked to a number of other causes, including congenital deformity, tight or short abductor hallucis tendons, trauma or injury, absence or surgical removal of the fibular sesamoid. […]

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Hallux Limitus (Stiff Big Toe Joint)

Published on July 25th, 2010

Hallux Limitus is a condition that results in stiffness of the big toe joint It is normally caused by an abnormal alignment of the long bone behind the big toe joint called the first metatarsal bone. Left untreated, Hallux Limitus can cause other joint problems, calluses, and diabetic foot ulcers. Painful bone spurs also can […]

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