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Talus Fracture

The talus is a reasonably large foot bone that sits next to the heel bone. It has a keystone shape to it, almost like that of a turtle. The bones in the lower leg will ride on the top and sides to create the ankle joint. Where the foot and...

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Gait Re-Education

While it is hard for anyone to imagine the thought of having to learn how to walk again, this is a terrifying reality for many people who have to rehabilitate from injuries, illness, or disease. What is Gait Re-Education In situations where...

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Osteochondroma

An osteochondroma is a benign bone tumour. Growing tumors might end up replacing healthy tissues with abnormal tissue. It could end up weakening the bone and cause it to break (fracture). Most of the time, the bone tumor is noncancerous...

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Phalangeal Injury (Foot)

Almost one-quarter of all bones in the human body are in the foot, which works to provide you with movement and support. Broken bones in one of the phalanges is often quite painful, but it isn’t normally disabling. Most of the time,...

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Hand Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis tends to be one of the most common forms of arthritis.  It affects millions of individuals from around the world.  Often known as wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis tends to occur when the protective cartilage along...

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Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty is a surgical procedure that is used to treat vertebral compression (crush) fracture. Vertebral compression fractures are fractures that occur when a vertebra in the spine collapses due to trauma. The fracture can also be caused...

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Heel Fat Pad Irritation/Syndrome

The heel fat pad works to protect the heel bone by absorbing ground reaction force that comes as you make your way through the day.  Unfortunately, heel pain is sometimes the result of various reasons associated with problems in the fat...

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Flat Foot (Pes Planus)

Flat foot, sometimes known under the medical term pes planus, is when the arch along the inside of your foot is flattened, which allows the entire sole of the foot to touch against the floor when standing.  Even though the condition is...

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First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Sprain

The simplest definition of this condition is referred to a sprain of the main joint of the big toe.  It happens whenever the toe ends up being bent up forcibly into hyperextension or hyperflexion.  An example is when an individual is...

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Heel Spur

For every mile that you walk, you put 60 tons of stress through your foot.  Even though feet can handle a relatively heavy load, putting too much stress on them can push them over the limit.  When pounding your feet on harder surfaces,...

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Calf Strain / Calf Tear

Individuals with calf strains have tearing or stretching of the calf muscle (gastrocnemius or soleus). Calf strains are often the result of an injury. Most of the strains are a partial tear and tears can be classified as Grade I, II or III...

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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder tends to cause stiffness and pain in the shoulder.  Over the course of time, the shoulder ends up becoming very hard to move.  The condition only occurs in around 2 percent of the population.  Most of the time, it affects...

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