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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...

Foot and ankle anatomy

Understanding the anatomy of the foot and ankle

Many of our customers who follow this blog and subscribe to our newsletter are in the medical profession.  We hear from home Foot and ankle anatomyhealth  nurses, wound care professionals, students and physicians.  One of our best resources for these health care profession...

Hallux limitus – what can be done with conservative care and inserts?

Can hallux limitus be treated without surgery? In many cases it can, particularly if you know what stage of hallux limitus that you are currently in. It's best to check with your doctor and obtain a set of x-rays. Once you know waht stage you are, then you can pick the most appropriate orthotic for your needs.