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Podiatry or podiatric medicine is a branch of medicine devoted to the study of, diagnosis, and medical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity.
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Arthritis occurs when your joints become inflamed. Typically symptoms worsen with age. Treatment depends on the type of arthritis.
A bunion is a bony, abnormal bump that arises on the joint at the base of your big toe. When your big toe pushes up against your other toes, a bunion is formed because your big toe joint is forced in the opposite direction.
Broken ankles and broken feet are common injuries. Seriousness of the injury varies. Fractures can vary from tiny cracks in your bones to shattering breaks that pierce the skin. Treatment depends on location of the break and the severity.
Hammertoes typically occur in individuals who wear high heels or shoes with a narrow toe. A hammertoe occurs when there is an abnormal bend in the middle joint of your toe. Relieving any pain or pressure caused by a hammertoe could be as simple as changing the type of shoes you wear or wearing shoe inserts. If your hammertoe is more severe, surgery may be required.
Often times, spasms in the muscles of our toes can causes toe curling that is extremely painful when standing. To fix this toe that is curling, the tendons of the toe must be released.
Masses are generally found on the toes, on the sides of the foot, or on the top of the foot. They can also occur deep inside the foot.