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  • Kaposi’s Sarcoma

    Kaposi’s Sarcoma is a cancerous lesion that can occur on the soles of the feet. The disease is usually associated with HIV infection and/or AIDS. The lesion is irregular in shape and has a purplish, reddish, or bluish-black appearance. Kaposi’s Sarcoma lesions tend to spread and form large plaques or become nodular. The nodular lesions

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  • Sprained Ankles: An Inconvenient Injury.

    Rolling Your Ankle Can be Painful and Aggravating. What is an Ankle Sprain? An ankle sprain is fairly common and unfortunately always inconvenient injury! Mainly because we rely on our feet to get around, it can also take several weeks or even months to heal. An ankle becomes “sprained” when it is accidentally twisted and

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  • New test detects arteriosclerosis,
    and poor circulation in feet and ankles.

    The Ankle Brachial Index Test The ankle-brachial index test is a quick, noninvasive way to check your risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Peripheral artery disease is a condition in which the arteries in your feet, ankles, legs or arms are narrowed or blocked. People with peripheral artery disease are at an increased risk of

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  • Plantar Warts and Your Child’s Feet

    Plantar Warts and Your Child’s Feet

    Plantar Warts and Your Child’s Feet Plantar Warts are somewhat common on children’s feet as well as other parts of the body. Caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Plantar Warts are typically seen in patients ranging in age 12-16. The wart is essentially an infection of the skin caused by the virus. Where Does

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  • Bunions

    A bunion is a bone deformity caused by an enlargement of the joint at the base and side of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint). Bunions form when the toe moves out of place. The enlargement and its protuberance cause friction and pressure as they rub against footwear. Over time, the movement of the big toe

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  • Fungal Nails

    Fungal nails refers to any number of fungal nail infections that can occur on the foot. Since fungal nails are usually more resistant and more difficult to treat than Athlete’s Foot, topical or oral antifungal medications may be prescribed. Note: Please consult a physician before taking any medications. Permanent nail removal is another possible form

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  • Common Fungal Problems

    Athlete’s Foot and fungal nails are the most common fungal problems with feet. A fungus is a common mold that thrives in dark, warm moist areas. On the feet, it can grow on and between toes, as well as on soles and toenails. Fungal problems can be a result of the environment (socks, shoes, heat,

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  • Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

    Chronic lateral ankle pain is recurring or chronic pain on the outside part of the ankle that often develops after an injury such as a sprained ankle. Signs and symptoms include: Ankle instability. Difficulty walking on uneven ground or in high heels. Pain, sometimes intense, on the outer side of the ankle. Repeated ankle sprains.

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  • Ankle Sprain

    Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle. The severity of the sprain can impact the degree of damage as well as the type and duration of

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  • Venous Stasis

    Venous stasis is a loss of proper function in the leg veins that normally carry blood back toward the heart. This may occur following injury to the veins, which may lead to blood clots in the superficial veins (known as superficial phlebitis) or blood clots in the deep veins (known as deep venous thrombosis). Individuals

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