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Symptoms and Treatments for Sesamoiditis Sesamoids are small bones that are connected only to tendons or are embedded in muscle. This structure appears in only a few places in the human body, one of which is the foot. Two very small sesamoids (about the size of a kernel of corn) are…

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Tailors Bunion Surgery

What is Tailors Bunion Surgery? Tailor’s bunion surgery, also known as bunionette surgery, involves removal of the bony bunion prominence on the outside of the foot.  In addition, it is frequently necessary to cut and reset the involved metatarsal bone to assure adequate alignment and relief of related pain.  In…

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Tailors Bunion

What is a Tailors Bunion? Tailor’s bunion, also called a bunionette, is an enlargement of the fifth metatarsal bone at the base of the little toe. The metatarsals are the five long bones of the foot. The enlargement that characterizes a tailor’s bunion occurs at the metatarsal “head,” located at…

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Hallux Rigidus

What is Hallux Rigidus? Every day, with each step you take, your big toe is forced to bear an incredible amount of stress. The force your toe bears is about double your body weight. Many people do not realize just how much we use our big toe. We have a…

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What Are Bunions?

Symptoms and Treatment of Bunions A bunion is a bone deformity caused by an enlargement of the joint at the base and side of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint). Bunions form when the toe moves out of place. The enlargement and its protuberance cause friction and pressure as they rub against footwear….

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Bunion Surgery

Surgery to Treat Bunions Bunions are progressive bone deformities of the foot that often cause recurring or chronic inflammation, irritation, and pain that require surgical correction. Surgical removal of a bunion is called a bunionectomy. However, there are multiple types of bunionectomies, each designed to resolve different structural changes caused by the…

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Bunion Prevention

How to Prevent Bunions Because bunions develop slowly, taking care of your feet during childhood and early adulthood can pay off later in life. Keep track of the shape of your feet as they develop over time, especially if foot problems run in your family. Here are some tips to keep your…

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Symptoms of a Bunion and Available Treatments What is a Bunion? Bunions are basically a bulge on the side of the big toe. If you look at a bunion, that is what you see, the bump. But the problem actually goes much deeper than that. The visible bump of a…

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