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Hallux Rigidis (Stiff Big Toe)

Published on July 25th, 2010

When you have a stiff big toe, walking can become painful and difficult. An unmovable big toe (Hallux Rigidus) often is the most common form of arthritis in your foot. “Wear-and-tear” injuries also can wear down the articular cartilage, causing raw bone ends to rub together. A bone spur, or overgrowth, may develop on the […]

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Haglund’s Deformity

Published on July 25th, 2010

Haglund Deformity (also known as “pump bump” or “retrocalcaneal bursitis”) is a painful enlargement of the back of the heel bone that becomes irritated by shoes. It normally appears as a red, painful, and swollen area in the back of the heel bone. Women tend to develop the condition more than men because of the […]

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Gordon Syndrome

Published on July 25th, 2010

Gordon Syndrome is an extremely rare disorder that belongs to a group of genetic disorders known as the Distal Arthrogryposes. These disorders typically involve stiffness and impaired mobility of certain joints of the lower arms and legs (distal extremities) including the knees, elbows, wrists, and/or ankles. These joints tend to be permanently fixed in a […]

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Enchondroma

Published on July 25th, 2010

Small tumors called enchondromas can sometimes form in the bone beneath the toenail. An enchondroma is a fairly common benign tumor, which is the most common bone tumor of the hands and feet. The tumor can involve large portions of the bones, causing thinning of the cortex. This can weaken the bone and cause it […]

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Dysplasia (Epiphysealis Hemimelica)

Published on July 25th, 2010

Dysplasia is a disorder affecting the bone joints. It is characterized by overgrowth of the cartilage on the end of one or more of the long bones (carpal or tarsal bones) in the hand or foot. Less often, the cartilage on other bones such as those in the ankle, knee or hip joint can be […]

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