• Hammertoe

    Hammertoe

    Normally, toes should be positioned relatively straight when standing and walking. We have several large and small tendons that hold the toe in a rectus position when standing, help raise the toes when swinging the leg to the next step, and flex the toes against the ground to aid in balance. Occasionally, due to genetics,

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  • Ingrown Toenail

    Ingrown Toenail

    An ingrown toenail is when the nail grows too far into the skin causing an abrasion or opening in the skin which can become painful, inflamed, and secondarily infected.  This can occur in any toenail, but it is most commonly found in the great toe. Causes generally include injury, inappropriate trimming of the nail, nail

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  • Orthotics

    Orthotics

    What are orthotics? Orthotics, also known as shoe inserts and/or arch supports, are a structured and supportive device that help align the foot in a neutral manner to prevent increased stress and strain on joints, tendons, and ligaments due to biomechanical abnormalities. These inserts fit inside your shoe. What do they do? Orthotics do not

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  • Diabetic Foot Care

    Diabetic Foot Care

    Statistics from the American Diabetes Association shows that in 2015, 30.3 million Americans or 9.4% of the population of the US has Diabetes. There are 1.5 million Americans newly diagnosed every year, and diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in 2015 in the United States. Diabetes affects the entire body including skin, nerves,

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  • Achilles Tendon Pain

    Achilles Tendon Pain

    Achilles Tendonitis The achilles tendon is a thick rope-like structure that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. The purpose of this strong tendon is to allow us to stand on our toes and propel our body when walking and running. The use, and sometimes overuse, of this muscle-tendon-bone complex can lead to pain

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  • Heel Pain, Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis

    Heel Pain, Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis

    Heel Pain, Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis A common foot complaint is pain in the bottom of the heel. This is often referred to as heel spurs or plantar fasciitis. It commonly is painful the first few steps in the morning or after rest. It tends to get worse the longer one stands during the

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