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Our feet and ankles take us where we need to go on a daily basis, so it is important to take good care of them. Over 75% of all Americans will experience foot problems at one point or another in their lifetime. Some of these include bunions, sprains, arthritis and plantar fasciitis.

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Early care is best for nail health. In their protective role, nails bear the brunt of daily activities. Walking, running, wearing shoes or participating in sports are just a few of the stresses and strains the feet must endure.
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By DMG Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Surgery
What is hammertoe? Hammertoe is a contracture—or bending—of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth (little) toes. This abnormal bending can put pressure on the toe when wearing shoes, causing problems to develop.
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By DMG Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Surgery
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 how much we use our big toe. We tend to take it for granted, unless a problem develops.
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By DMG Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Surgery
Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs as a result of the build-up of uric acid in the body and the joint fluid (hyperuricemia). This accumulation of uric acid typically occurs when the body has difficulty processing certain protein substances called purines (preens) that are found naturally in our diets.
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By DMG Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Surgery
The structure of your foot is complex, consisting of bones, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Of the 26 bones in your foot, 19 are toe bones (phalanges) and metatarsal bones (the long bones in the midfoot).
Topics and Subtopics: Foot & Ankle Problems & Joints & Tissue

By DMG Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Surgery
What is flatfoot? Flatfoot is often a complex disorder, with diverse symptoms and varying degrees of deformity and disability. There are several types of flatfoot, all of which have one characteristic in common—partial or total collapse (loss) of the arch.
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By DMG Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Surgery
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease that attacks multiple joints throughout the body. About 90% of the people with rheumatoid arthritis eventually develop symptoms related to the foot or ankle.
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By DMG Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Surgery
Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them. Many people may unnecessarily suffer the pain of bunions for years before seeking treatment.
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