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What Is A Tailor’s Bunion?

Footworks September 2009 By Dr Alexandra Buk What is a Tailor’s Bunion? Tailors bunion, also called a bunionette, is an enlargement of the fifth metatarsal bone at the base of the little toe. The metatarsals are the five long bones of the foot. The enlargement that characterizes a tailor’s bunion occurs at the metatarsal “head,” […]

What Is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?

Footworks May 2009 By Alexandra Buk, DPM The tarsal tunnel, or tarsal canal, is a narrow space that lies on the inside of the ankle next to the ankle bones. The tunnel is covered with a thick ligament (the flexor retinaculum) that protects and maintains the structures contained within the tunnel-arteries, veins, tendons, and nerves. […]

Afraid to show your toes? (Onychomycosis – Toenail Fungus)

As warm weather approaches, people with toenail fungus (onychomycosis) may want to run for cover. This problem tends to affect people over the age of 40, and causes thickening and discoloration of the nails. Sometimes the nails even crumble. Onychomycosis isn’t usually serious, but it can be if the sufferer is diabetic or has a […]

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