Podiatry

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Minimally Invasive Foot Surgeries

In the last few decades, the medical community has witnessed a significant development in new surgical methods to improve an even better patient care. With an increasing number of diseases, certain conditions, injuries, and various medical problems, we were prompted to expand and redefine surgical treatment techniques. Foot surgeries are no different, with many patients’ […]

Procedures to Treat Foot and Ankle Conditions

Ankle Fusion Also termed as ankle arthrodesis, ankle fusion involves surgery to fuse ankle bones into one bone. The goal of this treatment option is to eliminate extraneous motion of the ankles. Ankle fusion is performed in the operating room with patients that are sedated so that the patient does not feel the pain from […]

Treatment for Foot Neuromas

The anatomy of the human foot is quite complicated. Other important structures lie beneath the skin which includes the muscles, blood vessels, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Foot neuromas affect the nerves – the bundle of axons (like electrical cables) serving as communication channels between any part of the body and the brain. Nerves […]

Causes and Symptoms of Burning Feet

Burning feet cases have been reported and reviewed for approximately more than two centuries. Described subjectively by patients as “feet that are like on fire” or “feet burning like red pepper,” this condition draws similar characteristics and parallels with different underlying conditions. What Causes Burning Feet? Various causes of burning feet include: Vitamin B Deficiency […]

Clubfoot in Adults

Clubfoot, medically known as talipes equinovarus is an inborn foot deformity that causes significant changes in the feet’s normal alignment and flexibility. It can cause problems to one or both feet and can be mild or severe. Typically, clubfoot is treated few weeks after birth while the tendons, bones, ligaments, muscles, and other feet structures […]

Common Types of Toe Conditions

Bunions Very common and described as a bump on the side of the big toe, but anatomically, a bunion is a visible bump that reflects deviations from the usual bony framework on the feet. What happens is that the big toe leans in the direction of the other toes instead of pointing straight. This toe […]

Common Types of Foot Conditions

Diabetic Foot The feet of a diabetic individual is prone to different problems. Pathologic consequences of diabetes may include ulceration of the foot, tissue destruction, infection, loss of sensation, and varying degrees of vascular disease. Ulceration of the foot secondary to diabetes usually occurs due to unperceived trauma in the presence of a peripheral vascular […]

Common Types of Ankle Conditions

Achilles Tendonitis and Tendinosis Achilles tendonitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the Achilles tendon, otherwise known as the “heel cord”.  It is the thick, connective tissue that connects the muscles of the heel to the calf. The Achilles tendon, which is considered as the strongest and the largest tendon, works as a shock absorber of […]