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    Understanding Haglund’s Deformity

    Haglund’s deformity is characterized by a prominent bump situated at the back of the calcaneus, commonly referred to as the heel bone. The Achilles tendon attaches calf muscles at the back of your leg to the heel bone. A small sac of tissue, called a bursa, allows the tendon to glide against the bone as

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  • Diagnosing Plantar Fibroma Dr Salma Aziz - Diagnosing Plantar Fibroma

    Diagnosing Plantar Fibroma

    Occurring between the skin and the first layers of muscle in the arch of the foot, plantar fibroma is a knot, or nodule, that is sometimes embedded in a thick band of tissues running from the heel to the base of the foot. This benign (non-cancerous), round or oval-shaped mass can affect the natural curvature

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    The Basics of Peroneal Tendon Injuries

    The foot has two peroneal tendons that run side-by-side along the ankle. One of the tendons attaches at the outside middle of the foot and the other attaches to the foot’s arch. These tendons work to keep your ankle stable so that you do not twist and sprain it. The peroneal tendons can experience acute

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  • Treating Hallux Rigidus Dr Salma Aziz 1 - Treating Hallux Rigidus

    Treating Hallux Rigidus

    Arthritis of the big toe joint, or hallux rigidus, is second only to bunions as the most common condition affecting the big toe. Universally affecting women more than men, hallux rigidus generally appears in individuals from 30 to 60 years of age. It’s an often painful condition that can make movement difficult, especially for athletes.

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    Treatments for Tarsal Coalition

    Sometimes resulting in limited motion and pain in one or both feet, a tarsal coalition is an abnormal connection between the tarsal bones, located in the back of the foot. The condition, which can involve bones, cartilage, or tissue, may require further evaluation from a podiatrist to determine an effective way to correct the deformity,

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    Understanding Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

    A common foot and ankle problem, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is a condition that results when tendons are inflamed or torn. A podiatrist can determine whether you’re likely to respond well to standard treatments for PTTD or if you may have a situation that requires surgery to restore your arch and relieve your pain. Posterior

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    Lisfranc Joint Injury Overview

    A Lisfranc injury typically occurs when the foot is twisted during a fall or when a weight lands on the foot while it is flexed downward. The injury is most often seen in horseback riders, athletes participating in contact sports, runners, and accident victims. The most common symptoms of a Lisfranc injury include: • Pain

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  • How to Correctly Wear Flip Flops Dr Salma Aziz - How to Correctly Wear Flip Flops

    How to Correctly Wear Flip Flops

    While freeing your feet from the confines of restrictive footwear has its benefits, it also has a downside that may not show for years to come. Flip flops do offer some protection for the bottom of your feet, depending upon their thickness. They are good for protecting your feet from sharp shells on the beach

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    4 Types of Foot Fractures

    The foot is comprised of 26 bones that, in spite of their relatively small size, do a remarkable job of supporting our weight and getting us from place to place. An accident or trauma can crush, twist, bend, or otherwise fracture these bones. The following looks at the most common types of foot fractures and

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    Melanoma of the Foot

    Cancer that starts in the cell of your skin and produces pigmentation is known as melanoma. Melanoma that shows up in the foot or ankle area tends to be ignored by many people during its early stages. This is unfortunate, as this is the time period where the cancer can be easily treated. By the

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