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Children’s Foot Development: What You Need to Know

A child’s foot develops most rapidly during the first five years of life. This process does not stop until the foot reaches skeletal maturity, around the age of 13 to 15. Many parents become concerned when they notice that their child’s foot structure or gait differs from the norm. In some cases, these problems correct themselves over time, but others require medical treatment. Flat Feet Babies are actually born with flat feet,...

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Understanding Foot Arthritis

Arthritis is characterized by joint inflammation, and it is common in the small joints that are located in the foot and ankle. There are more than 30 joints in the foot and ankle that work to provide support, balance, and range of motion. The ends of your bones are covered with articular cartilage, which helps bones to glide smoothly, and the joints are surrounded with a lining called synovium, which lubricates...

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Understanding Neuromas

A neuroma is characterized by a growth of nerve tissue, and understanding what causes them and how they are treated can be challenging. Neuromas grow directly onto the nerve, usually between the third and fourth toes. The exact cause of neuromas is unclear, but women are more at risk of developing them. There are certain things that can contribute to their development, including repeated stress, trauma to the nerve, and improper...

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Calluses and Corns: What Can You Do?

Corns and calluses are hardened and thick layers of skin, often found on the toes and feet as well as hands and fingers. Corns and calluses develop when the skin protects itself from pressure and friction by hardening. Many things can contribute to the development of corns and calluses on the feet, including poorly fitting shoes and structural problems, such as bunions, hammer toe, and bone spurs. Corns are generally smaller...

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All About Ganglions

Ganglions are round or oval non-cancerous lumps that form along the joints or tendons. Although ganglions are most common in the hands and wrists, they can also develop in the ankles and feet. The lumps are filled with a fluid that resembles jelly, and they can range from a pea size to an inch in diameter. The cause of ganglions is unknown. However, certain things increase your risk of developing them,...

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Pressure Ulcers: Causes and Treatments

When consistent pressure and rubbing occurs on one area of the body, it can cause the skin to break down. This is because the pressure results in reduced blood flow in the area that contributes to dying skin. Also referred to as pressure ulcers, these spots are more likely in patients who are older, have fragile skin, or have a condition that affects blood flow, such as diabetes or vascular...

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All About Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain occurs if there is injury to one or more of the ligaments in your ankle. Ligaments are thick bands of tissue that connect bones to one another. They are an important part of maintaining stability for your ankle. Ankle sprains can vary in severity—the ligament can be stretched, partially torn, or completely torn. What causes an ankle sprain? Ankle sprains are often caused by a twist in the ankle...