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Morton’s Neuroma

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

What is Morton’s Neuroma?

Morton’s neuroma is sometimes referred to as Morton’s metatarsalgia, because a true tumor is not believed to be present.  The term neuroma is typically used to refer to a tumor.  But, in this condition, a bundle of tissue fibers presses on nerve tissues.  Basically, it is a pinched nerve. 

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What are the symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma?

The usual symptoms are numbness and/or pain in the second, third and/or fourth toes.  A “pins and needles” feeling is … Read the Full Article

Overlapping Toes

Monday, September 21st, 2009

All about Overlapping Toes

Unless you were born with overlapping toes, the most likely cause of the problem is continuously wearing shoes of a poor design or those that fit poorly.  There are, however, other causes that bear mentioning. 

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The Causes of Overlapping Toes Include

Rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis can cause deformities in the joints, which can cause the toes to overlap or press on each other.  Any of the joints of the toes and feet can be affected. 


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Hammertoes

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

What are Hammertoes?

A hammertoe is a deformity that can occur from a number of causes.  It is so called, because the toe(s) resemble a hammer.  They are permanently bent at the joints, rather than lying normally.

While this deformity can occur on any toe, it is most common on the second, third or fourth toe and affects the joint closest to the end of the toe.

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A similar condition is mallet toe, which affects the upper joint, closest to … Read the Full Article

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