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Foot Care Procedures

General

  • Diabetic Foot Care : Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet-even a small cut could have serious consequences. Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet.
  • Bunion : Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them.
  • Hammertoes : Hammertoe is a contracture- or bending-of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth (little) toes.
  • Gout : Gout is a disorder that results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or a joint-most often the joint of the big toe.
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction : Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is an inflammation and/or overstretching of the posterior tibial tendon in the foot. An important function of the posterior tibial tendon is to help support the arch.
  • Tailor’s Bunion : Tailor’s bunion, also called a bunionette, is an enlargement of the fifth metatarsal bone at the base of the little toe.
  • Flexible Flatfoot : Flatfoot is often a complex disorder, with diverse symptoms and varying degrees of deformity and disability.
  • Fractures : The structure of your foot is complex, consisting of bones,muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues.
  • Heel Pain : Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis – a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present.
  • Morton’s Neuroma : A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that may develop in various parts of the body.

Children

It is very important for children to follow systematic foot care procedures and treatments.

  • Pediatric Heel Pain : Heel pain is a common childhood complaint. That doesn’t mean, however, that it should be ignored, or that parents should wait to see if it will “go away.”
  • Pediatric Flatfoot : Flatfoot is common in both children and adults. When this deformity occurs in children, it is referred to as “pediatric flatfoot”.

Sports/Injuries

  • Ankle Sprains : An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle, usually on the outside of the ankle.
  • Chronic Ankle Instability : Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring “giving way” of the outer (lateral) side of the ankle.

Skin Disorders

Skin disorders in foot are likely to occur because of many infections. Some precautions and procedures must be practiced in order to prevent it from getting worse.

  • Ingrown Toenails : When a toenail is ingrown, the nail is curved downward and grows into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail).
  • Plantar Wart : A wart is a small growth on the skin that develops when the skin is infected by a virus. Warts can develop anywhere on the foot, but typically they appear on the bottom (plantar side) of the foot.