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Foot and Ankle Disorders
The differential diagnosis of heel pain is extensive, but a mechanical etiology is the most common. Learn the most likely causes of heel pain based on the specific anatomic location affected.
An older man with poor personal hygiene presents with deformed toenails and foot pain.
A newborn presented with a grossly externally rotated foot at birth.
Find out which types of fractures can be treated conservatively and which ones require orthopedic referral, as well as typical healing times for the most common types of foot fractures seen in primary care: metatarsal shaft fractures, proximal fifth metatarsal fractures, and toe fractures.
In this study, unlike others, patients with chronic plantar fasciitis treated with extra-corporeal shock wave therapy had greater pain relief than those treated with placebo.
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
Diabetic foot infection, defined as soft tissue or bone infection below the malleoli, is the most common complication of diabetes mellitus leading to hospitalization and the most frequent cause of nontraumatic lower extremity amputation. Diabetic foot infections are diagnosed clinically based on the...
Ankle sprains are a common problem seen by primary care physicians, especially among teenagers and young adults. Most ankle sprains are inversion injuries to the lateral ankle ligaments, although high sprains representing damage to the tibiofibular syndesmosis are becoming increasingly recognized. P...
Heel pain is a common presenting symptom in ambulatory clinics. There are many causes, but a mechanical etiology is most common. Location of pain can be a guide to the proper diagnosis. The most common diagnosis is plantar fasciitis, a condition that leads to medial plantar heel pain, especially wit...
Intoeing can be accurately diagnosed using a history, physical examination, and torsional profile.