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March Articles 2014
...Cases in which surgery may be deemed necessary include, but are not limited to, surgically removing deformities of the foot (such as bone spurs and bunions), problems with arthritis that have caused severe bone issues within the foot, and reconstruction to attend to injuries caused by accidents and congenital malformation (such as club foot and flat feet)...

Dancer with Rare Condition Able to Dance Again Thanks to Surgery
...Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are: - Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions - Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues - Reconstruction to attend injuries caused by accidents or malformations What Types of Surgery Are There...

May Articles 2014
...Through the foot, the first signs of serious problems such as heart disease, diabetes and arthritis can show up...

June Articles 2014
... Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Feet Although rheumatoid arthritis actually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, ninety percent of people who actually develop this condition usually do so in the foot or ankle area...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Does Not End the Race for Runner
32 year old Mary Kaufman, has been contending with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) since the age of 12...

Rise in Gout Attributed to Obesity
...It is a form of arthritis that often affects the big toe...

September Articles 2014
Everything You Need to Know About Gout Gout, typically found in diabetic patients, is an unusually painful form of arthritis caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the bloodstream...

Soda Drinking May Increase Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
According to the scientific articles Nurses’ Health Study and the Nurses’ Health Study II, the chances of an individual contracting rheumatoid arthritis (RA) could increase based on dietary habits...

Gout has Returned in Britain due to Increase in Poverty
...” Goutcan be characterized as a type of arthritis that can be caused by obesity and a diet rich in chemical compounds called purines found in foods such as sardines and liver...

October Articles 2014
...While complications associated with a broken toe are immediately apparent, it is important to note that there are rare cases when additional complications, such as osteoarthritis, can develop over time...

November Articles 2014
... Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Feet Although rheumatoid arthritis actually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, ninety percent of people who actually develop this condition usually do so in the foot or ankle area...

Thunder God Vine Can Aid Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
A recent study published in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases recently found that a Chinese herb known as thunder god vine may be an effective treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis...

December Articles 2014
...Without medical assistance after such an injury, a person may suffer severe arthritis and pain later in life...

U.S. Gymnast Rachel Gowey sustains Broken Ankle
... Treatment Without proper care, a broken ankle may not heal properly and could cause arthritis and instability later in life...

February Articles 2015
...Many doctors believe that constantly walking like this is the reason that women are so much more likely to suffer from osteoarthritis later in life...

Flat Feet Can Worsen Over Time If Not Treated
...” Early treatment is important in flatfeet since ignoring the condition can lead to even more serious conditions including arthritis and loss of function...

March Articles 2015
...We rarely think that arthritis and stroke can affect the musculature, but these are both conditions that can negatively affect the muscles in your foot and ankle...

NASCAR Driver Receives Surgery to Resolve Inflammation in Foot
...Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are: - Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions - Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues - Reconstruction to attend injuries caused by accidents or malformations What Types of Surgery Are There...

Study Suggests Bunions Occur Due to Genetics, Not Always Due to Footwear
...Blood tests help determine if the foot pain is being caused by something else, such as arthritis, while x-rays provide a clear picture of your bone structure to your doctor...

Viola Davis of How to Get Away with Murder Discusses her Bunion Cure
...Blood tests help determine if the foot pain is being caused by something else, such as arthritis, while x-rays provide a clear picture of your bone structure to your doctor...

Hammertoe Treatments for Celebrity Style Feet
...Hammertoe can be caused by many other conditions such as RA (rheumatoid arthritis), osteoarthritis, trauma or injuries to your foot, it can be hereditary and it can also be caused by a cerebral vascular accident...

April Articles 2015
...In the first case, people can inherit hallux limitus from their parents, or even be born with a predisposition to arthritis...

Celebs such as Kim Kardashian Getting “Loub Job” to Reduce Hallux Limitus Pain
... Genetics – hallux limitus can be inherited from your parents, or someone can be who is born with a predisposition to arthritis as well...

May Articles 2015
... Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Feet Although rheumatoid arthritis actually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, ninety percent of people who actually develop this condition usually do so in the foot or ankle area...

Study Finds Link between Acne and RA
According to research conducted by scientists at the Leiden University Medical Centre in Holland, rheumatoid arthritis may be triggered through a microbial infection...

June Articles 2015
...Common systemic diseases that affect the overall health of the feet, and the patient’s ability to walk comfortably, include gout, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders, and arthritis...

Botox Helpful in Treating Neuropathy
...Systemic diseases include: gout, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders, and arthritis...

September Articles 2015
... Everything You Need to Know About Gout Gout, typically found in diabetic patients, is an unusually painful form of arthritis caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the bloodstream...

New Zealand Study Finds Tomatoes Trigger Gout
... Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream...

October Articles 2015
...Doctors believe that women can suffer from osteoarthritis later in life because of constantly walking like this...

Dealing with Painful Bunions
...Without treatment, other conditions like bursitis and arthritis may set in as well, so don’t delay...

December Articles 2015
Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Feet Although rheumatoid arthritis actually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, ninety percent of people who actually develop this condition usually do so in the foot or ankle area...

North America has Largest Market for Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapeutics
According to a recent global study on Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), North America has the biggest market for rheumatoid arthritis therapeutics...

February Articles 2016
Everything You Need to Know About Gout Gout, typically found in diabetic patients, is an unusually painful form of arthritis caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the bloodstream...

Arthritis and Your Feet
Arthritis is a disease that affects your joints...

Getting Control of Metatarsalgia
...The foot doctor will take a medical history and ask questions about your lifestyle and recent events because metatarsalgia can have many causes including: Injury Foot abnormality (such as hammertoe) Disease (such as Rheumatoid arthritis or gout) Activities (high impact sports increase the risk of metatarsalgia) Footwear Being overweight Since the causes are so varied, the treatment will be as well...

Possible Link Between Smoking and Lower Risks of Gout
A recent study conducted by the Arthritis Care & Research suggests that smoking or cigarette smoke may possibly lead to lower gout risks...

What is Heel Spur Syndrome?
... Identifying Plantar Fasciitis There are other potential causes of heel pain (including tendonitis, arthritis or a stress fracture) so the first job of our podiatrists: Dr...

What Makes Psoriatic Arthritis Different?
...Although most people when they think of psoriasis think of a skin condition (red, scaly dry patches that itch and burn), another condition associated with this autoimmune disease is psoriatic arthritis...

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
...They are more likely to have a foot or ankle fracture and being overweight also increases many foot conditions including plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, gout and osteoarthritis...

Is Bunion Surgery Right For You?
...Over time, bursitis or arthritis may develop in the joint and corns or calluses may also form as a result of the ongoing pressure on particular points of the foot caused by the bunion...

Caring For Arthritic Feet
Arthritis is a joint condition that affects roughly 54 million American adults according to the Arthritis Foundation...

Types of Custom Orthotics
... Functional (also known as rigid) orthotics are made of harder materials and are usually prescribed for pronation problems or joint issues like arthritis...

Heel Pain
... Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
...The tendon has deteriorated considerably and arthritis often develops in the foot...

Ankle Arthritis
Arthritis is a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases...

Ankle Fractures
...Failure to do so can lead to infection, deformity, arthritis, and chronic pain...

Ankle Pain
Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Furthermore, if the fracture involves the joints, there is the potential for long-term consequences such as arthritis and chronic pain...

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
...Diagnosis is also challenging because of the similarities between symptoms of DVT and those of other conditions such as a pulled muscle, an infection, a clot in a superficial vein (thrombophlebitis), a fracture, and arthritis...

DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
...Diagnosis is also challenging because of the similarities between symptoms of DVT and those of other conditions such as a pulled muscle, an infection, a clot in a superficial vein (thrombophlebitis), a fracture, and arthritis...

Equinus
... Foot Problems Related to Equinus Depending on how a patient compensates for the inability to bend properly at the ankle, a variety of foot conditions can develop, including: Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain) Calf cramping Tendonitis (inflammation in the Achilles tendon) Metatarsalgia (pain and/or callusing on the ball of the foot) Flatfoot Arthritis of the midfoot (middle area of the foot) Pressure sores on the ball of the foot or the arch Bunions and hammertoes Ankle pain Shin splints Diagnosis Most patients with equinus are unaware they have this condition when they first visit the doctor...

Fallen Arches
... Common problems associated with fallen arches include plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, increased fatigue, and arthritis of the foot and ankle...

Flatfoot-Adult Acquired
...The tendon has deteriorated considerably and arthritis often develops in the foot...

Foot Arthritis
Arthritis is a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases...

Fracture-Ankle
...Failure to do so can lead to infection, deformity, arthritis, and chronic pain...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Furthermore, if the fracture involves the joints, there is the potential for long-term consequences such as arthritis and chronic pain...

Fracture-Toe
...For example: A deformity in the bony architecture which may limit the ability to move the foot or cause difficulty in fitting shoes Arthritis, which may be caused by a fracture in a joint (the juncture where two bones meet), or may be a result of angular deformities that develop when a displaced fracture is severe or hasn’t been properly corrected Chronic pain and deformity Non-union, or failure to heal, can lead to subsequent surgery or chronic pain...

Hallux Rigidus
...Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis...

Heel Bone Fractures
...Furthermore, if the fracture involves the joints, there is the potential for long-term consequences such as arthritis and chronic pain...

Inflammation: Actue
...When it is chronic, the inflammation reflects an ongoing response to a longer-term medical condition, such as arthritis...

Joint Pain in the Foot
... Joint pain may be caused by trauma, infection, inflammation, arthritis, bursitis, gout, or structural foot problems...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Arthritis and problems with foot alignment are very likely to develop...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
What Is Osteoarthritis...

Plantar Fasciitis
... Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or, rarely, a cyst...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
...The tendon has deteriorated considerably and arthritis often develops in the foot...

Pump Bump (Hallux Rigidus)
...Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis...

Synovitis
...It is commonly associated with specific diseases such as arthritis or gout, but may also be the result of overuse or trauma...

Talar Dome Lesion
... Complications of Talar Dome Lesions Depending on the amount of damage to the cartilage in the ankle joint, arthritis may develop in the joint, resulting in chronic pain, swelling and limited joint motion...

Tarsal Coalition
...Less common causes of tarsal coalition include infection, arthritis, or a previous injury to the area...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... Systemic diseases such as diabetes or arthritis can cause swelling, thus compressing the nerve...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...For example: A deformity in the bony architecture which may limit the ability to move the foot or cause difficulty in fitting shoes Arthritis, which may be caused by a fracture in a joint (the juncture where two bones meet), or may be a result of angular deformities that develop when a displaced fracture is severe or hasn’t been properly corrected Chronic pain and deformity Non-union, or failure to heal, can lead to subsequent surgery or chronic pain...

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