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A simple tailor’s bunion? That’s not always the case.

Tailor’s bunions - the 3-in-one problem

The term tailor's bunion (also called a bunionette) comes from a by-gone day when tailors would sit cross legged on the floor putting up a hem on a skirt orTailor's bunion coat. Chronic pressure on the outside (lateral side) of the foot resulted in a sore spot overlying th...

I had a joint replacement on my big toe joint– why do I still have gout?

Is it possible to have gout following a joint replacement?

Gouty arthritis is a significant contributing factor to degenerative change in joints, leading to joint pain and often the need for jointGout replacement. Gout is a common crystal induced form of arthritis that creates significant degenerative...

Metatarsal Pads – which one is best for my foot pain?

Metatarsal pad firmness – do I need soft or firm?

Metatarsal pads come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. But the characteristic that may be most important for your needs is the relative firmness of the metatarsal pad. Just like a mattress, metatarsal pads come in soft, medium firm and fir...

Metatarsalgia – what is it and how is it treated?

Fifth metatarsal metatarsalgia – “Why does the outside of my foot hurt?”

Metatarsalgia fifth metatarsalPain specific to the outside, or lateral, aspect of the foot is a common condition called metatarsalgia.The term metatarsalgia is used to describe vague, aching pain specific to the metatarsal bones. Metatarsalgia can descr...

Brodsky type 5 - have we overlooked the forefoot?

In Brodsky's classical description of zones affected by diabetic neuropathic arthropathy, he described the primary areas of the foot affected to be the midfoot and rearfoot (types 1,2,3).  How common is neuropathic arthropathy of the forefoot (Brodsky type 5)?  This article explores the fact that Brodsky type 5 (forefoot) may be an overlooked condition in diabetes care.