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When is a Hammertoe not a Hammertoe? When it’s a Plantar Plate Injury

When is a Hammertoe not a Hammertoe? When it’s a Plantar Plate Injury

In 1709, Alexander Pope opined that “a little learning is a dangerous thing”. He meant that knowing a little bit about something may lead to overconfidence, consequent mistakes, and negative results. In the field of podiatry, self-diagnosis can follow the same unfortunate journey. Take, for example, the condition commonly known as “hammertoe”. What does a hammertoe look like? The primary symptom of hammertoe is a lesser read more »

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Diabetes and Foot Problems: What Diabetes Can Do to Your Feet

Diabetes and Foot Problems: What Diabetes Can Do to Your Feet

Diabetes in the US is widespread. Over 30 million Americans (about 10% of the population) have it. Over 25% of Americans over the age of sixty-five have it. It’s the seventh leading cause of death in the US. And experts agree these statistics from the American Diabetes Association may actually underreport the prevalence of diabetes in the US. How does read more »

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All About Charcot Foot and Charcot Foot Treatment

All About Charcot Foot and Charcot Foot Treatment

What is Charcot Foot? Charcot foot, (officially known as “Neuropathic Arthropathy”) is a progressive degeneration of a weight bearing joint. It is often has bony destruction, bone resorption, and eventual deformity. It’s reported in 29% of diabetic patients who present with peripheral neuropathy and a loss in proprioception. The survival rates for diabetic amputations at 5 years are only 50%. read more »

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Why Diabetic Foot Exams Are Critically Important

Why Diabetic Foot Exams Are Critically Important

Catching diabetic foot complications early will allow for proper intervention and prevention of ulcerations, infections, and limb loss. That is why routine exams with a foot and ankle specialist are so critical. At the first sign of diabetic foot pain, ulcers or other diabetic foot issues, get it checked out and do not wait for your next checkup. Otherwise, our read more »

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Want a Successful Ankle Surgery Recovery? Don’t Race Back to Training!

Want a Successful Ankle Surgery Recovery? Don’t Race Back to Training!

It’s sad but true, you can’t rush your recovery after having ankle surgery Ankle surgery recovery isn’t a walk in the park (pun intended), but getting back into your regular workout routine doesn’t have to be like a grueling marathon either. It’s a big change to your lifestyle when you’re recovering from a broken ankle, but the time you invest read more »

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8 Top Treatments our Doctors Use to Fix Plantar Fasciitis

8 Top Treatments our Doctors Use to Fix Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a strong web of ligament that runs along the bottom of your foot, from your heel bone (calcaneous) to the bones of your toes. It functions as a resilient shock absorber and supports the arch of your foot. What’s Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is the name of the condition that occurs when repetitive overuse of the read more »

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