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Neuhaus Foot & Ankle’s library of information includes articles describing common foot and ankle ailments that can be helped with home remedies or might need medical attention. Read important information on your specific foot injury.


Sesamoid Injuries

What is a Sesamoid? A sesamoid is a bone embedded in a tendon. Sesamoids are found in several joints in the body. In the foot, the sesamoids are two pea-shaped bones located in the ball of the foot, beneath the big toe joint. Acting as a pulley for tendons, the…

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Puncture Wound

What Needs to Be Done About a Puncture Wound on the Foot? What Is a Puncture Wound? Puncture wounds and cuts are not the same. A puncture wound has a small entry hole caused by a pointed object — for example, a nail that you step on. In contrast, a…

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The Foot Condition Gangrene Gangrene is caused by lost blood supply to the foot or bacterial infections that result from open sores or ulcers. Diabetics are most prone to foot gangrene because they typically have poor circulation or nerve damage, which can lead to loss of blood supply. Any sudden onset of…

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Frostbite of the Foot

Symptoms and Care for Foot Frostbite Extreme exposure of your feet to cold for a prolonged period can lead to a serious condition called frostbite. Frostbite starts by producing pain and a burning sensation in the exposed areas. This is followed by numbness in toes or feet and changes in…

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Foot Fractures

Fractures in the Feet Nearly one-fourth of all the bones in your body are in your feet. A broken (fractured) bone in your forefoot or in one of your toes is often painful, but rarely disabling. Most of the time, these injuries heal without operative treatment. There are two types…

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The Lisfranc Joint

What is the Lisfranc Joint? What is The Lisfranc Joint? The Lisfranc joint is the point at which the metatarsal bones (long bones that lead up to the toes) and the tarsal bones (bones in the arch) connect. The Lisfranc ligament is a tough band of tissue that joins two…

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Jogging and Running Shoes

About Jogging/Running and How to Choose the Right Shoes for Running Running and jogging are a prevalent form of physical fitness in the United States. You can enjoy the activity all year round and it is easy to fit a quick run into your regular routine. While jogging or running,…

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Fifth Metatarsal Fracture

What is a Fifth Metatarsal Fracture? Fifth metatarsal fractures are not uncommon. The metatarsals are the bones in the middle of the foot. The fifth metatarsal runs along the outside of the foot up to the pinky toe. Two kinds of fractures in fifth metatarsal are: Avulsion fracture. An avulsion happens…

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Proper Golf Shoes

How to Choose Proper Shoes for Golfing Did you know that during an 18-hole game of golf, a player walks an average distance of four-to-five miles? That is a significant amount of walking, and the biomechanics of golf make your feet as vital to the success of your swing as…

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Athletic Shoe Guidelines

Guide to Purchasing the Right Workout Shoes Athletic shoes should be fitted to hold your foot in the position most natural to the movement involved in the activity. Your shoes should give your feet plenty of support and protect them from the pressures they must sustain during the sport you…

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