Foot and Ankle Podiatry

Causes and Flat Feet in Children

What are flat feet?

Flat feet are normal in babies and toddlers because the arches in their feet haven’t yet developed. The foot arch develops throughout childhood for most individuals, however some will never develop arches in their feet.

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Hammer Toes

What is a Hammer Toe?

A hammer toe is a toe that is contracted at the PIP joint (middle joint in the toe) and can lead to severe pressure and pain. Ligaments and tendons that have tightened cause the toe’s joints to curl downwards. 

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Swelling on Top of Foot: Causes

Swollen, sore feet aren’t unusual, particularly if you’ve had a long, busy day of walking or standing. What if the swelling is mainly on the top of your foot? There are plenty of reasons why this could happen. 

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Ankle  Replacement Surgery

The thought of surgery of any kind can cause feelings of stress and anxiety. Read further to learn facts about the reasons, the basic process, and the desired outcome of ankle replacement surgery. Learning about this process can help provide confidence and reduce anxiety associated with having surgery. 

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Risk Factors for Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Jobs that require standing for long hours, such as serving or retail jobs, may increase the risk of TTS. Though anyone can develop TTS at any age, some factors greatly increase the risk of developing the condition. 

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MLS Laser Therapy

MLS laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light that have a strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema effect on tissues that are exposed to the laser. Painful conditions accompanied by swelling or inflammation benefit from this technology. 

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What is tendonitis?

Tendonitis (also known as tendinitis) is the irritation or inflammation of a tendon. A tendon is a cord-like band of tough fibrous connective tissue that attaches a muscle to a bone. (Ligaments, which are also similarly made up of collagen, connect bone to bone.)