What You Can Do About Gout

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Gout, once known as a ‘disease of kings’ is making a resurgence. With the rise of obesity and a trend of low carb diets such as keto or paleo, the incidence of gout is increasing and its becoming more prevalent in a younger cohort. Gout is an inflammatory arthritis that is a result of excess […]

Sever’s Disease: Heel Pain in Children

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Sever’s disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is the result of inflammation at the growth plate of the heel in maturing children. Children’s bones continue to grow until the growth plates completely ossify or become solid. Once the growth plates close, bones stop growing in length. The heel bone, also known as calcaneus, continues to […]

What is a Plantar Fibroma?

A plantar fibroma may present as a small mass on the sole of the foot. Plantar fibromas are benign tumors that are found in the plantar fascial ligament of the foot. The plantar fascia is a ligament that supports the arch of your foot and connects the heel bone to the toes. Plantar fibromas may […]

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Similar to carpal tunnel there is a lower extremity analog known as tarsal tunnel syndrome. The posterior tibial nerve courses behind the calf, through a fibrous canal known as the tarsal tunnel, near the heel, behind the medial malleolus. If inflammation occurs in the tissues adjacent to the tarsal tunnel, swelling can cause compression of […]

What is Verrucae?

Verrucae, also known as plantar warts, are common, benign, skin lesions that are caused by Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. They may commonly appear on the bottom of feet or around the toes. Plantar warts vary in size and shape but most commonly appear like a cauliflower growth with minute black dots. Warts may appear in a […]

Onychomycosis: Fungal Toenails

Fungal toenails, also known as onychomycosis, is the most common infection of the nail. When infected, nails become thickened, have a yellowed or whitened discoloration and may be difficult to cut. Nails may become so thickened that they are unable to be cut with traditional nail clippers. Fungal nails may be so dystrophic that they can […]