Chilblains

Chilblains are pesky painful and itchy lesions that usually appear on the toes of those that are vulnerable to them in certain cold climates. Poor circulation is not a problem in chilblains, but it is more an issue of a to rapid change in temperature from cold to warm that triggers an abnormal response in […]

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Autism and Podiatry

At first glance its could be obvious that they have nothing to do with each other, but that is not the case. Those with Autism get foot problems, just like any other kid and they need treating, so Podiatrists have o be familiar with the condition. The other foot related problem that is common in […]

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Cancer and the Foot

Cancer is a devastating diagnosis to have. Cancer can and does affect the foot. It may be primary in the tissues that make up the foot or it may migrate to the foot from other parts of the body. The pain from cancer in the foot may mimic so many other common foot complaints. It […]

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100up Running

Runners are always looking for and edge in their training and techniques. One of these is a really old up techniques is what is known as 100 Up and was recently made popular by an article in the New York Times. While this was made popular by an author who has a huge following in […]

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Clubfoot

A clubfoot is a birth abnormality that is reasonably common compared to other birth defects. A clubfoot is when the foot in turned downwards and inward at birth. It can be an isolated problem or part of a wider syndrome. Most cases of clubfoot respond well to a routine of stretching and casting with only […]

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Chinese Foot Binding

This was an ancient tradition, mostly in rural China, that meant that the feet of young girls were very tightly bound to prevent the foot from growing. It was very painful and disabling, but a much higher price could be demanded for a bride with smaller feet. It existed to please males. While the tradition […]

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Bunions

Bunions are a very common problem. especially in females. They are due to a combination of poor foot biomechanics and poorly fitting footwear along with an inherited predisposition. The only way to make bunions go away is with surgery. All the conservative treatment can do is offer symptomatic relief, which is fine, but the problem […]

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Baxters Nerve Entrapment

While plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of pain under a heel a less common cause on a nerve entrapment, commonly called Baxters Neuritis or Baxters Nerve Entrapment. The symptoms of this is similar to plantar fasciitis and a careful assessment is needed to tell them apart. The treatment of this entrapment is usually […]

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Barefoot Running

Running barefoot and doing away with running shoes was a new trend a few years ago, but seems to have died down a bit now. The rationale was that barefoot running would change the running form to a technique that resulted in less overuse injuries. The reason that the hype has died off is that […]

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Vibram Five Fingers

The Vibram Five Fingers are a popular shoe with those who prefer to run in shoes that do not support or cushion the foot. The biggest problem with the Vibram Five Fingers is they do take time to get used to running in and the adaptation period can be prolonged. Vibram are also facing some […]

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