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How to Find a Qualified Bunion Surgeon

Thinking about surgery, whether bunion surgery or brain surgery, can be a potentially stressful and serious decision. It is obviously important that you, as a patient considering surgery, make the right decision. If you know which questions to ask, you should have no trouble finding a well qualified foot surgeon who can remove the bunion, […]

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Neuroma

By definition, the medical term “neuroma” means “swollen nerve” as derived from “neuro-” (referring to nerve tissue) and “-oma” (referring to tumor).  In the simplest of terms a neuroma is a swollen and irritated nerve. A “Morton’s neuroma” refers specifically to a swollen nerve on the bottom of the foot between the third and fourth toes. There are other neuromas in the foot, but most occur on the bottom of the foot where they pass under a ligament before continue their course out into the toes.

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San Francisco Ankle Sprain page

An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle,usually on the outside of the ankle. Ligaments are bands of tissue—like rubber bands—that connect one bone to another and bind the joints together. In the ankle joint,ligaments provide stability by limiting side-to-side movement.

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Ankle Sprain

Ankle rolled on a slope spraining ankle causing torn ligamentsAn ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle, usually on the outside of the ankle. Ligaments are bands of tissue—like rubber bands—that connect one bone to another and bind the joints together. In the ankle joint, ligaments provide stability by limiting side-to-side movement.

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Tailor’s Bunions

Tailor’s bunion,also called a bunionette, is an enlargement of the fifth metatarsal bone at the base of the little toe. The metatarsals are the five long bones of the foot. The enlargement that characterizes a tailor’s bunion occurs at the metatarsal “head,”located at the far end of the bone where it meets the toe.

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Tailor’s Bunions

Tailor’s bunion,also called a bunionette, is an enlargement of the fifth metatarsal bone at the base of the little toe. The metatarsals are the five long bones of the foot. The enlargement that characterizes a tailor’s bunion occurs at the metatarsal “head,”located at the far end of the bone where it meets the toe.

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Fifth Metatarsal Fractures

Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal—the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe. Two types of fractures that often occur in the fifth metatarsal are:

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Fifth Metatarsal Fractures

Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal—the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe. Two types of fractures that often occur in the fifth metatarsal are:

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All About Haglund’s Deformity

What Is Haglund’s Deformity? 

Also known as Haglund’s Deformity (or “pump bumps”), heel bumps are a bone enlargement on the back of the heel bone. These usually occur for athletes when the shoes they wear rub up against the heel, and they can be aggravated by the height or stitching of a heel counter of a particular shoe. The result is a painful bump or bumps on the heel that make exercising very difficult. Another term used for this condition is pump bump because it can frequently occur with wearing high heels as well.   

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Achilles Tendon Problems

Achilles Tendon Problems A tendon is a structure that is made up completely of highly organized collagen strands that connects a muscle to bone. Although any tendon in the body is susceptible to injury, the Achilles’ tendon happens to be the one that is injured most often.

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