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What is a Bunion?

January 27, 2019 | Comments Off on What is a Bunion?

What Is A Bunion? First let’s describe toe anatomy. The toes are made up of the longer metatarsals. Each two has smaller long bones called phalanges. The Big toe is comprised of two phalanges, and two joints called the metatarsal phalangeal (MTP) and inter-phalangeal (IP) . The other toes have one meta-tarsal and three phalanges…

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Common Foot Problems

December 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Common Foot Problems

What Are The Common Foot Problems?  Running, jumping, walking and climbing can all wreak havoc on our feet, causing many problems ranging from inflammation or infection to injuries of bones, ligaments and muscles. Three of the biggest risk factors include diabetes, aging and improper shoes. The most common foot problems that people experience are: Athlete’s…

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Gout

December 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Gout

What Is Gout? Gout, one of the most recorded medical illnesses in history, is a condition of painful joints caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals. Uric acid is created when our bodies break down purines from the protein we eat. Triggers for an attack include: Dehydration Seafood Red meat Alcoholic beverages Drinks sweetened…

Foot Pain – What Should I Do?

July 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Foot Pain – What Should I Do?

Foot Pain Overview The foot is comprised of the ankle, forefoot (metatarsals) and the joints of the five digit or toes. There are 26 bones and 30 joints in the foot. All joints are connected by supportive ligaments. Various muscle at the back, top and bottom of the foot function as the joint movers. Traumatic…

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Big Toe Pain

May 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Big Toe Pain

Big Toe Pain The big toe is important as the foreman of our daily physical activities, helping us stay balanced, and directing the way we walk by allowing us to push-off the ground. A painful toe restricts our activities. Pain in the big toe (Hallux) is a symptom that often reflects a basic ailment affecting…