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Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis Osteomyelitis is a type of bacterial bone infection that moves from acute to chronic phases quickly. The infection usually begins in another part of the body and spreads to the bone via blood. Traumatic injury, frequent medication injections, the use of a prosthetic device, and some surgical procedures can…

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Kohler’s Disease

Symptoms and Treatments for Kohler’s Disease Kohler’s Disease is a rare disease. It consists of a spontaneous loss of blood supply to a particular bone in the foot. It most often affects children and typically only affects one foot. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, and tenderness in the foot. Treatments…

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Common Foot Problems

Common Foot Problems Foot and ankle problems usually fall into the following categories: Acquired from improper footwear, physical stress, or small mechanical changes within the foot. Arthritic foot problems, which typically involve one or more joint. Congenital foot problems, which occur at birth and are generally inherited. Infectious foot problems,…

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Anatomy of the Foot

Anatomy of the Foot The foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons. Complex biomechanics keep all these parts in the right position and moving together. Given these intricacies, it is not surprising that most people will experience some problem with their…

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Treating Foot Odor

Foot Odor Treatments Persistent foot odor can indicate a low-grade infection or a severe case of hereditary sweating. In these cases, our practice may prescribe a special ointment. You apply it to the feet at bedtime and then wrap your feet with an impermeable covering such as kitchen plastic wrap….

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Smelly Feet & Foot Odor

Treatment of Foot Odor The feet and hands contain more sweat glands than any other part of the body, with roughly 3,000 glands per square inch. Smelly feet are not only embarrassing, but can be physically uncomfortable as well. Feet smell for two reasons: 1) shoe wear, and 2) sweating of…

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Sesamoiditis

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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Plantar Fibromas

Plantar Fibromas Plantar fibromas are benign tissue tumors or growths on the plantar, or bottom surface of the foot. Unlike plantar warts, which grow on the skin, these grow deep inside on a thick fibrous band of ligaments called the plantar fascia. The presence of the tumor can cause pain or pressure on other…

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Overpronation or Flat Feet

How Overpronation Affects the Feet Flat feet are a common condition of the foot structure. In infants and toddlers, prior to walking, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. Most feet are flexible and an arch appears when children begin standing on their toes. The arch continues…

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