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Bunions Dec 31st, 2019

Bunions Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them. Many people may unnecessarily suffer the pain of bunions for years before seeking treatment. What Is a Bunion?   A bunion (also referred to as hallux valgus) is often described as a bump on the side...

Acute Inflammation Nov 8th, 2019

What Is Acute Inflammation?   Inflammation is the body’s normal protective response to an injury, irritation or surgery. This natural defense process brings increased blood flow to the area, resulting in an accumulation of fluid. As the body mounts this protective response, the symptoms of inflammation develop. These include: Swelling...

Diabetes Complications and Amputation Prevention Oct 28th, 2019

Diabetes Complications and Amputation Prevention People living with diabetes are prone to having foot problems, often because of two complications of diabetes: nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor circulation. Neuropathy causes loss of feeling in your feet, taking away your ability to feel pain and discomfort, so you may not detect...

Calcaneal Apophysitis Oct 22nd, 2019

Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease) What Is Calcaneal Apophysitis?   Calcaneal apophysitis is a painful inflammation of the heel’s growth plate. It typically affects children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old, because the heel bone (calcaneus) is not fully developed until at least age 14. Until then, new...