• Sever’s disease – Heel pain in children

    Calcaneal apophysitis is also called Sever’s disease, although it is not a true “disease.” It is the most common cause of heel pain in children, and can occur in one or both feet. It usually affects boys between the ages 8-10 and girls 10 to 12 years old….

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  • What is callous?

    Callous or hyperkeratosis is the superficial formation of hard skin found at locations of high pressure or friction. Common sites for callous formation is the plantar metatarsal area, the heel, and over the joints of toes or inside of web spaces. Callouses may…

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  • A New Treatment for Knee Pain!

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of degenerative arthritis; it is a widespread, slowly developing disease, with a high prevalence that increases with age. The most commonly affected large weight-bearing joints are the knees, where the disease is particularly…

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  • Hard Skin or Shoes Causing Pain? The Solution is Simple!

    As the weather cools down, we start to see a big change in footwear. For some that means pain. Tight boots, or last years shoes that may now be a little worn… As we come into these colder months podiatrists see an increase in painful corns and callous, it…

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