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Clubfoot

Published on July 25th, 2010

Clubfoot is one of the most common non-life threatening major birth defects. It affects your child’s foot and ankle, twisting the heel and toes inward. It may look like the top of the foot is on the bottom. The clubfoot, calf and leg are smaller and shorter than normal. Clubfoot is not painful, is correctable […]

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Claw Toe

Published on July 25th, 2010

Claw toe normally is caused by nerve damage from diseases like diabetes or alcoholism, which can weaken the muscles in your foot, according to the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Having claw toe means your toes “claw,” digging down into the soles of your shoes and creating painful calluses. Claw toe gets worse without […]

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Bunions (Hallux Valgus)

Published on July 25th, 2010

Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes. Bunions tend to be hereditary, but can be aggravated by shoes that are too narrow in the forefoot and toe. Surgery by […]

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Amniotic Band Syndrome

Published on July 25th, 2010

Amniotic band syndrome (ABS) is an uncommon, congenital fetal abnormality that causes disfigured feet. Some researchers believe that ABS is caused by early amniotic rupture, which leads to the formation of fibrous strands that entangle limbs and appendages. Contact our office to discuss treatment options, which may include surgical excision of the fibrous band and […]

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Sports Injuries

Published on July 25th, 2010

Martial arts and kick boxing A variety of injuries can occur as a result of martial arts and kick boxing. These include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, and ankle sprains.Stretching is recommended for a minimum of 15 minutes before performing any kicking or punching. Aerobics Proper shoes are crucial to successful, injury-free aerobics. Shoes should provide sufficient cushioning and shock […]

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