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Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems.
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Athlete’s Foot

A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete’s foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools.
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Bunions

Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes.
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Chronic Heel Pain

Are you suffering from chronic heel pain? Pain in the bottom of your heel, typically referred to as Plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot and helps supports yourarch as you walk and thereby acts as a shock absorbers. Plantar fasciitis is a very common foot condition that occurs when this ligament experience more stress from activities in your daily life such as running, jumping or even walking on hard surface or uneven ground. Too much pressure on your feet can damage or tear the ligament, causing. the plantar fascia to become inflamed. This inflammation causes thickness and tearing and the formation of scar tissue to build up on the bottom of the heel, and causes chronic plantar fasciitis. Dr. Alan Bloch now performs the Tenex Procedure, a minimally invasive, innovative, gentle percutaneous procedure to help remove this inflamed tissue of the plantar fascia, restoring natural soft tissue function. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and has excellent results with limited down time and early return to activities. For further information, please visit www.tenexhealtcare.com.
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Corns

Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet.
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Diabetes & Your Feet

With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that’s too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal.
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Flat Feet

Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches.
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Hammertoes

Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.
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Heel Spurs (plantar-fasciitis)

Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain.
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