A bunion is seen as an enlargement or “bump” on the inside of the foot near the big toe.
In more severe cases when the big toe joint is unable to move at all, the condition is called hallux rigidus (rigid big toe joint).
A tailor’s bunion (bunionette)is seen as an enlargement or “bump” on the outside of the foot near the little toe.
A callus is an area of thickened skin located on the bottom of the foot, in most cases on the ball of the foot and/or heel.
Hammer Toes occur when the tendons and ligaments around the toes become contracted and the toes take on a “claw-like” appearance.
A soft corn forms between the toes when the bony prominence known to doctors as the “condyle” of a toe rubs against the condyle of the adjacent toe while walking.
The most common cause of thick toenails is a fungus infection similar or identical to the fungus that causes “athlete’s foot.”
An Ingrown Toenail occurs when the side of a toenail begins to cut through the surrounding skin which is referred to by doctors as the ungualabia or “nail lip.”
Morton’s Neuroma occurs when one of the nerves on the bottom of the foot becomes “pinched” between two adjacent metatarsal bones or the base of the bones of two adjacent toes.
EPAT is an acronym for Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment. “Extracorporeal” means “outside the body.”
Heel pain is usually caused by acute or chronic inflammation of the plantar fascia, a ligament-like structure located on the bottom of the foot.
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A tailor’s bunion (bunionette)is seen as an enlargement or “bump” on the outside of the foot near the little toe. Actually a tailor’s bunion forms when one of the long bones of the foot, known as the fifth metatarsal, becomes dislocated towards the outside of the foot. The problem is often aggravated by narrow shoes, and a callus often forms on the side and underneath the bone.
The corrective procedure most often performed at Laser Foot Surgery Specialist is as follows: An incision approximately 1/8inch in length is made over the “neck” of the fifth metatarsal bone. Then using a dental-type drill, a small cut is made across the bone in this area enabling the doctor to reposition the “head” of the metatarsal. Thus, the part of the bone causing the “bump” is repositioned and realigned back inside the foot in the normal anatomical position.
It is usually necessary to wear a post-surgical shoe for 2 weeks after this procedure is performed.