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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Can flat feet affect hip alignment?

Can flat feet affect hip alignment?

Yes: The lower is a closed kinetic chain what happens to one area effects the others. ...Read more

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Podiatrist only. Have overpronation/flat feet, can the looseness of ankle loosen knees then hips causing hips 2 dislocate?

Podiatrist only. Have overpronation/flat feet, can the looseness of ankle loosen knees then hips causing hips 2 dislocate?

Quite a stretch.: There is no question that overpronated/flat feet, in time, could have an effect on the ankles and knees as well as the hips. To say that the feet would be the proximal cause of hip dislocation might be a stretch. ...Read more

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Ankle pain, no injury. Start with heel pain on L, ankle, move to achilles, outer ankle bone, then L ankle can't bear weight. Then, R outer ankle bone?

Ankle pain, no injury. Start with heel pain on L, ankle,  move to achilles, outer ankle bone, then L ankle can't bear weight. Then, R outer ankle bone?

Pain: can be arthritis and compensating to other side causing pain. It is common issue with plantar fasciitis patient will favor the other side and then they get inflammation to the joint area ...Read more

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Do heel spurs bruise the heel?

Do heel spurs bruise the heel?

Heel spurs: Heel spurs do not bruise the heel. But you can bruise the heel spur. Heel spurs normally hurt as the soft tissue attachment and around the spur becomes inflamed. If you step on something hard and bruise the heel if can set up pain at the heel spur. Your local podiatrist can help you. ...Read more

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Extremely painful tibialis sheen on long or fast walk. I already wear custom orthoses with arch sup &metatarsal pad for flat foot and metatarsal pain?

Extremely painful tibialis sheen on long or fast walk. I already wear custom orthoses with arch sup &metatarsal pad for flat foot and metatarsal pain?

CLARIFICATION: "Tibialis sheen?" Do you mean tib. posterior or tib. anterior? I will speak to the tibialis posterior tendon. If this is your diagnosed problem, I always utIlize an MRI to look at the tendon. Then, orthoses, bracing, or a cast can be tried depending upon the integrity of the tendon. Therapy is another option. If all these fail, surgery can be discussed. I have pretty good success with a brace. ...Read more

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Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?

Flexible high arch runner. Stability shoes caused arch to collapse, feet to evert, numbness 1st web space, and anterior hip rotation. Reversable?

Arches don't : Generally collapse save for a charcot foot deformity or posterior tibial tendon rupture. I would recommed an in office consult with a foot doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Can flat foot cause foot and ankle pain?

Can flat foot cause foot and ankle pain?

'Flat feet': Yes. Medial arch and/or transverse arch loss can cause foot and ankle pain by changing the normal 'architecture' of walking. A foot& ankle orthopedist consultation to address the 'flat feet' would be recommended to assess the need fir orthotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fractured fibula, high ankle sprain 5 wk. No surgery, immobilized, no weight. Still having signif. Foot swelling, numb toes and darker color top foot.

Fractured fibula, high ankle sprain 5 wk. No surgery, immobilized, no weight. Still having signif. Foot swelling, numb toes and darker color top foot.

NOrmal: Pain and swelling after a combined fracture/dislocation can persist for months. Follow up with ortho doc and xrays is required and pt is almost manidtory to regain motion and function. The numbness associated with a fracture sprain usually come from stretching the nerve(s) and may take up to a year to resolve. ...Read more

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During foot reconstruction for foot compartment syndrome damage, cut plantar fascia off my heel bone. Will it scar back to heel or remain floating?

During foot reconstruction for foot compartment syndrome damage, cut plantar fascia off my heel bone. Will it scar back to heel or remain floating?

It Will Scar down: The ligament will grow and attach in an elongated status. Massage frequently during the first 8 weeks to minimize scar fibrosis, scaring and use an arch support or orthotic to decrease stress on this plantar fascial ligament. ...Read more

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I have plantar fasciitis and spur at ball of my foot. New orthotics have an arch and I walk flat footed. Foot feels bruised. Try to adapt? Damaging?

Give it time: If you have just started wearing the orthotics, your foot may just need more time. Just like anything new, start slowly. Meaning, wear the orthotics in short durations and build from there. If the foot does not come around quickly, see a doctor to check the fit of the orthotic. ...Read more

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Flat feet cause very bad foot and ankle pain?

Flat feet: Absolutely, plus knee, hip, and back pain as you get older. See foot specialist to control flat foot. Good Luck ...Read more

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Does a dislocated ankle look weirdly pronated without weight bearing?

Does a dislocated ankle look weirdly pronated without weight bearing?

It can: Depending on the direction of the dislocation, it is possible that the ankle can look pronated without weightbearing. ...Read more

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What can cause tarsals, medial cuneiform bone to hurt? Metatarsal bone get numb and muscle hurt? And lateral cuneiform hurt when walking?

What can cause tarsals, medial cuneiform bone to hurt? Metatarsal bone get numb and muscle hurt? And lateral cuneiform hurt when walking?

Go to the podiatrist: The region that you are describing is the midfoot and has too many structures, both soft tissue and bone, that can cause the symptoms you are describing. See the podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Conenello
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Fallen Arches (Definition)

A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more