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Will a baby with club foot be always deformed?

Will a baby with club foot be always deformed?

Club foot can be: Treated. The earlier the better. While sometimes surgery is necessary, typically casting is done first while things are flexible. ...Read more

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My feet spread very wide when I stand on them. They are very painful and deform any shoe I wear. I have spent a lot on shoes. Can surgery help?

My feet spread very wide when I stand on them. They are very painful and deform any shoe I wear. I have spent a lot on shoes. Can surgery help?

Bunions/bunionette: Yes, there are surgical procedures available to narrow the feet if painful. Most common procedures include the removal of bunions(below the big toe) and the removal of tailor's bunions(below the small toe). Often the metatarsal bones are surgically cut and realigned to decrease the width of the foot. ...Read more

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Do I have nail fungus? Feet nails thicker, getting deformed and encrusted underneath tips.

Do I have nail fungus? Feet nails thicker, getting deformed and encrusted    underneath tips.

NAIL FUNGUS: ARE YOUR SHOES TIGHT. IF SO GET A LOOSER TYPE SHOE. IT DOES SOUND AS IF YOU DO HAVE A FUNGAL INFECTION. SEE YOUR DERMATOLOGIST AND HE/SHE CAN TELL YOU IF IT IS REALLY A FUNGUS BY DOING A SCRAPING OF THE NAIL PLATE (PAINLESS!) AND IF IT IS POSITIVE, HE OR SHE WILL PRESCRIBE APPROPRIATE ORAL AND/OR A TOPICAL MEDICATION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION AND BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Where could one get shoes to fit a foot deformed by charcot osteoarthropathy, apart from a hospital?

Where could  one get shoes to fit a foot deformed by charcot osteoarthropathy, apart from a hospital?

See a Podiatrist: Extra depth accommodative shoes and custom shoes are available at many podiatry offices. With that type of condition, you would want to establish yourself with a podiatrist for outpatient care. If the dpm does not offer that service in his/her office, they typically will be working with an orthotist/pedorthist who can fabricate the shoes and inlays for you. ...Read more

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Saddle bone foot break 15 yr ago. Now too center of foot hard sharp bump and bones seem raised on right side center. No pain just looks deformed?

Saddle bone foot break 15 yr ago. Now too center of foot hard sharp bump and bones seem raised on right side center. No pain just looks deformed?

Healing: A raised bony callus generally forms when bones are healing. However, if you do have a concern about something being abnormal i would ask your doctor. ...Read more

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