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Doctor insights on: Calcanemia

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What is nonosseous calcaneonavicular coalition?

What is nonosseous calcaneonavicular coalition?

Cartilage connection: Coalitions are connections between two bones. These connections can either be osseous or nonosseous. Nonosseous coalitions are two bones that are connected to each other generally via cartilage instead of two fused bones (osseous coalition). A nonosseous calcaneonavicular coalition means that these two bones are not fused together but are connected likely via cartilage. ...Read more

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Ankle bone spurrs?

Ankle bone spurrs?

More info needed: Not sure what you are asking, need more info. ...Read more

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What causes heel spurs?

What causes heel spurs?

Wolff's Law...: Paraphrased, bone grows in relation to stress. When an abnormal "pull" is placed on the bone, it will grow in that direction over time. After enough time, a "heel spur" can be visualized. It's more the sign of a chronic condition that the source of the pain. ...Read more

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Bone spur "side of heel", treatment?

Need more info: In order to answer this question more information is needed. Some bone spurs are dealt with conservatively and some are surgical issues. I would recommend you see a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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What does exostosis proximal tibia metaphysis?

What does exostosis proximal  tibia metaphysis?

Bone growth: Usually at the insertion of a tendon. If the cartlige cap is abnormal it is of concern. ...Read more

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What causes plantar fasciitis?

What causes plantar fasciitis?

Inadequate support: Of foot due to either inadequate shoewear or poor biomechanics is the main reason. See podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Will hallux rigidus cause planter fasciitis?

Will hallux rigidus  cause planter fasciitis?

In theory yes: Limited range of motion of the hallux can cause bio mechanical strain to other parts of the foot including the plantar fascia ...Read more

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What causes foot stress fracture?

I think if : You investigate closely you will find a high proportion of these patients to have vitamin d deficiency. I examined chart records of the last 50 patients diagnosed with stress fractures. 49 of 50 all had vit d deficiency or insufficiency ( less than 30 mg/dl). ...Read more

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Rheumatoid arthritis bone spurs?

Rheumatoid arthritis  bone spurs?

Sometimes: Bone spurs are more commonly associated with osteoarthritis but can be seen in ra, especially those joints that have secondary osteoarthritic involvement. ...Read more

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Howis a left foot navicular avulsion fracture treated?

Immobilization: ?Usually the treatment is no weight bearing, followed by a walking boot to protect the foot. As pain improves, activity can be accelerated this process can take 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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What is high tibial osteotomy?

What is high tibial osteotomy?

Arthritis surgery.: It is a procedure that could be performed to to unload the arthritic compartment of your knee. It can buy you roughly 5-15 years before requiring knee replacement, in many cases. ...Read more

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What causes tibial hemimelia?

What causes tibial hemimelia?

It is genetic: Tibial hemimelia syndrome (affects both legs) is believed to be due to an autosomal dominant gene passed on from one of the parents, while unilateral tibial hemimelia only affects one limb, and is believed to be due to an autosomal recessive gene, passed on by both parents. It may also be a spontaneous gene mutation, in which neither parent passed on the gene, but it just developed spontaneously. ...Read more

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Heel pain/plantar fasciitis/collapsed arch, what to do?

Heel pain/plantar fasciitis/collapsed arch, what to do?

Orthotic: I would advise a good custom molded functional foot orthotic. We have them made all the time and patient's with your symptoms do very well. ...Read more

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What causes achilles' tendonitis?

What causes achilles' tendonitis?

Over use: Achilles tendinitis is often a running injury or other sport-related injury resulting from overuse, intense exercise, jumping, or other activities that strain the tendon and calf muscles. ...Read more

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What is tarsal coalition?

What is tarsal coalition?

A fusion: It is a fusion of usually just two of the tarsal bones. This fusion is abnormal and often takes place where a joint should be - instead of a joint, the two bones are fused together. Sometimes they are asymptomatic and sometimes they cause a number of serious problems. A lot depends on what bones are involved. ...Read more

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What is bone marrow edema in calcaneus without bone fracture ? And how treatmen?

What is bone marrow edema in calcaneus without bone fracture ? And how treatmen?

Trauma to the bone: Bone marrow edema is the bone respondence +to some traumatic event, not strong enough to produce a fracture but sufficient to create the bone respond.Treatment is the same than afracture that is rest and the use of a cam-walker to unload the calcaneous. ...Read more

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How are heel spurs treated?

How are heel spurs treated?

Don't treat them: Heel spurs don't hurt. They are a byproduct of plantar fasciitis. If you reduce the inflammation of the fascia with support, antiinflammatories, stretching, icing, etc and continue to support with good shoes and possibly orthotics, there is little need to do anything to the spur. If all else fails, they can be removed, but it is the cutting of the attached plantar fascia that helps the pain. ...Read more

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Can barefoot running cause midfoot fractures?

Can barefoot running cause midfoot fractures?

Hard to say: There is not much research on the benefits or risks of barefoot running. Midfoot fractures are usually stress injuries and the loss of shock absorption with barefoot running could lead to a fracture. ...Read more

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Can a bone deficiency cause bone spurs?

Can a bone deficiency cause bone spurs?

No: Generally, a bone deficiency or osteoporosis is not a a cause of bone spurs (AKA osteophytes) but age related degeneration (osteoarthritis and/or tendinosis) is. ...Read more

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