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Treatment of foot deformities?

Treatment of foot deformities?

Need foot specialist: In general, treatment is either via splinting/ bracing, or surgical correction & repair. In discussing foot deformities, one needs to consult w/ a specialist b/c deformities can be forefoot, midfoot or rearfoot/ankle deformities. Deformities in each category are many and varied, so to discuss treatment, u need to be more specific, i.e. Its severity (simple or complex) & chronicity (old or recent). ...Read more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between the toes after your shower or bath
Daily
Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
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Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist is symptoms persist or do not improve
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Is calluses in feet early sign of foot deformities in arthritis?

Is calluses in feet early sign of  foot deformities in arthritis?

No: No calluses are generally limited to the skin and subcutaneous tissue. They are not related to any bone deformity. If calluses are not kept clean they may not heal which may eventually cause a local infection. And worst case scenarios this infection may spread to the bone and cause osteomyelitis which is the infection of the bone. This could be complicated specially in diabetic patients and may require amputation of the bon. ...Read more

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What could have caused a foot deformity for me but not my identical twin?

What could have caused a foot deformity for me but not my identical twin?

Likely epigenetic: This is unlikely to be due to genetic influences since you two are genetically identical. Possibilities causing the deformity include amniotic band syndrome or deformity due to fetal crowding. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area for diagnosis and treatment: www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
Daily
Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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How long does it take to treat equinovarus foot deformity?

How long does it take to treat equinovarus foot deformity?

Depends on the age: It may take lnfancy and early childhood, and may or may not involve one or more surgical interventions. The older the patient, the more severe the surgery could be needed. If not correcting it surgically a lifetime bracing could be another option. ...Read more

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Treatment of foot deformities?

Need foot specialist: In general, treatment is either via splinting/ bracing, or surgical correction & repair. In discussing foot deformities, one needs to consult w/ a specialist b/c deformities can be forefoot, midfoot or rearfoot/ankle deformities. Deformities in each category are many and varied, so to discuss treatment, u need to be more specific, i.e. Its severity (simple or complex) & chronicity (old or recent). ...Read more

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Is calluses in feet early sign of foot deformities in arthritis?

No: No calluses are generally limited to the skin and subcutaneous tissue. They are not related to any bone deformity. If calluses are not kept clean they may not heal which may eventually cause a local infection. And worst case scenarios this infection may spread to the bone and cause osteomyelitis which is the infection of the bone. This could be complicated specially in diabetic patients and may require amputation of the bon. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a foot deformity?

What are the characteristics of a foot deformity?

Read below: Most foot deformities are where a bony is abnormally prominant such as a bunion, or heel bump protrusion. Most of these are hereditary including clubfoot. Other foot deformities may be soft tissue in nature. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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