Articles about orthotic

Understanding Neuromas

Morton’s neuroma is an incredibly painful condition affecting the foot. It is a thickening or swelling of the sensory nerve that runs between the toes. The swelling is usually caused by irritation to the nerve by a neighboring ligament or base of the toe bone. Women seem to experience neuromas more often than men, so […]

Hallux Rigidus: a disorder of the joint located at the base of the big toe

Footworks – May 2010 By Dr Alexandra Buk Each day, with every step you take, your big toe bears a tremendous amount of stress- a force equal to about twice your body weight. Most of us don’t realize exactly how much we use our big toe. We tend to take it for granted, unless a […]

Options For Hammertoe

Hammertoe is a bending of one or both of the joints in the second, third, fourth and fifth toes of the foot. This abnormal bending can put pressure on the toe when wearing shoes causing problems to develop. Hammertoes usually start out as mild deformities and get progressively worse over time. In the early stages, […]

There Is Hope For Heel Pain

By Alexandra Buk, D.P.M. “I have heel pain” is a comment that I, as a podiatric Physician, hear every day. Patients complain that their heels and arches ache when they get out of bed in the morning, or after they’ve been sitting for a while and get back on their feet again. Heel pain, most […]

Summer Foot Safety

Footworks July 2009 What To Do About Splinters The warm, sunny weather is an invitation for us to shed our shoes and socks and run barefoot. But doing so can be risky since running or walking can lead to problems for your feet. Needles, broken glass, small tacks, hairs, or splinters of wood can be […]

Do Arches Really Fall?

Footworks December 2008 By Dr Alexandra Buk Many adults complain of having painful feet due to “fallen arches.” But is it true that years of wear and tear on the feet can actually cause arches to flatten over time? Flatfoot in adults is a complex disorder, with varying symptoms and degrees of severity. Although there […]

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