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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...

Overlapping toes - causes and treatment

Overlapping toes - causes and treatment

Ronnie on our sales team asked me to talk a bit about overlapping toes.  Overlapping toes are a problem that increase with age, although overlapping toes can be found even in infants.

What causes overlapping toes?  First, let’s define what an overlapping to...

Treat Hallux Limitus with a Morton's Extension

What is a Morton's Extension?

Thomas George Morton (1835-1903) was a clinical professor and surgeon at The Pennsylvania Hospital.  He was an active surgeon during The Civil War and founding director of several hospitals in the Philadelphia area.  As a pioneer of surgical techniques, he is accredite...

Toe Walkers - treatment options

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Toe walking describes gait in which the heel may only partially touch the ground.  Toe walking is most common in young, early walkers between the ages of 1 and 5 years of age.  Let’s take a look at the causes of toe walking and treatment options.

What causes toe walking?

Toe walking...