Foot Problems

Foot and ankle problems are usually associated to improper footwear, physical stress, mechanical changes in the foot, arthritis, congenital foot problems, infections, neoplastic disorders or traumatic foot problems. For more information on general or specific foot pain or ankle problems please select from the links below.

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Foot Diseases

Diseases of the foot generally are not limited, that is they are related to or manifest elsewhere in the body.

Arthritis of the Foot

Arthritis is a disabling and occasionally crippling disease afflicting almost 40 million Americans. In some forms, it appears to be hereditary. While the prevalence of arthritis increases with age, all […]

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Foot Cancer

There are many kinds of cancers of the foot; some take the form of cysts and lesions, while others are more widespread. Malignant melanoma is a skin cancer that is […]

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Freiberg`s Disease

Freiberg`s Disease usually begins as a pain in the ball of a child`s foot; its onset is often linked to an injury to the growth plate of one of the […]

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Gout

Gout (gouty arthritis) is a condition caused by a buildup of the salts of uric acid – a normal byproduct of the diet-in the joints. A single big toe joint […]

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Karposi`s Sarcoma (AIDS related)

Kaposi`s Sarcoma is a cancerous lesion that can occur on the soles of the feet. The lesion is irregular in shape and has a purplish, reddish or bluish black appearance. […]

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Kohler`s Disease

Kohler`s Disease is a spontaneous loss of blood supply to a particular bone in the foot. Treatments may include cast immobilization, reduced activities and foot orthotics or inserts.

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Maffucci`s Syndrome

Maffucci`s Syndrome is usually associated with a bony prominence under the toenail. Some form of injury or trauma to the toe results in the formation of the bony irregularity or […]

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Ollier`s Disease

Ollier`s Disease is usually associated with a bony prominence under the toenail. Some form of injury or trauma to the toe results in the formation of the bony irregularity or […]

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Raynaud`s Disease

Raynaud`s Disease is a disorder that affects the feet. It is caused by contraction of the smooth muscles controlling the small arteries supplying circulation into the hands and feet. This […]

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Seiver`s Disease

Pain in the heel of a child`s foot, typically brought on by some form of injury or trauma, is sometimes Seiver`s Disease. The disease often mimics Achilles tendonitis, an inflammation […]

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Sever`s Disease

Calcaneal apophysitis, or Sever`s disease, is an inflammation of the growth center of the heel bone, or calcaneus. Growing children are the usual victims of the disease, which is caused […]

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