Orthotics

Orthotics Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon. These shoe inserts, which support and align the foot and lower extremities, are formed by making a plaster mold of the foot. A foot orthoses comprise a specially fitted insert or footbed to a shoe. Also commonly referred to as “Orthotics” these […]

Heel Pain

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or rarely a cyst. Because there are several potential causes, […]

Hammertoes

Hammertoes Hammertoe is a contracture (bending) of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth (little) toes. Hammertoes usually start out as mild deformities and get progressively worse over time. In the earlier stages, hammertoes are flexible and the symptoms can often be managed with noninvasive measures. But if left untreated, hammertoes […]

Bunions

Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus) Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them. Many people may unnecessarily suffer the pain of bunions for years before seeking treatment. What is a Bunion? A bunion (also referred to as hallux valgus or hallux abducto valgus) is often described as a bump on the […]

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Hammertoe Hammertoe is a contracture (bending) of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth (little) toes. This abnormal bending can put pressure on the toe when wearing shoes, causing problems to develop. Hammertoes usually start out as mild deformities and get progressively worse over time. In the earlier stages, hammertoes are […]