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Foot Injuries and Disorders

Flat Feet and Fallen Arches

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Babies are often born with flat feet, which may persist well into their childhood. This occurs because children’s bones and joints are flexible, causing their feet to flatten when they stand. Young babies also have a fat pad on the inner border of their feet that hides the arch. You still can see the arch if you lift your baby up on the tips of the toes, but it disappears when he’s standing normally. The foot may also turn out, increasing the weight on the inner side and making it appear even mo...

Babies are often born with flat feet, which may persist well into their childhood. This occurs because children’s bones and joints are flexible, causing their feet to flatten when they stand. Young babies also have a fat pad on the...

Health Tip: Get Relief from Bunion Pain

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(HealthDay News) -- A bunion is a foot deformity that often occurs when someone wears tight narrow shoes with high heels. With a bunion, the joint at the base of the big toe sticks out and becomes inflamed.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these suggestions to help ease bunion pain:Make sure shoes fit properly and conform to your feet.Select shoes that offer a wide instep, soft soles and plenty of room in the toes.Make sure heels are no higher than 2 1/4 inches.Don't...

Vertical Talus

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Vertical Talus

Vertical talus is a rare deformity of the foot which is diagnosed at the time of birth. Because babies are born with the condition, it is also known as congenital vertical talus. It is one of the causes of a flatfoot in the newborn. One foot, or both feet, may be affected.

Although it is not painful for the newborn or even the toddler, if it is left untreated, vertical talus can lead to serious disability and...