Category Archives: General

Excision of Soft Tissue Masses

Excision of Soft Tissue Masses Overview During this outpatient procedure, the physician removes a mass that has formed beneath the skin of the foot. This animation will show the removal of the most common type of soft tissue mass (a ganglion cyst). A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled sac that is connected to a joint […]

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) Overview This disease, one of the most common inherited neurological disorders, affects motor and sensory nerves throughout the body. It is usually not life-threatening, and rarely affects the brain. CMT is also called hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN), or peroneal muscular atrophy. Cause CMT is caused by a chromosome mutation that […]

Charcots Neuroarthropathy (CN)

Charcot’s Neuroarthropathy (CN) Overview This condition, which most often occurs as a complication of long-term diabetes, is a progressive degenerative condition that affects the foot. It is characterized by nerve damage in the foot along with severely weakened foot bones. This combination can result in a person fracturing the foot, but continuing to walk on […]

Corns

Corns Overview A corn is a very thick callus that forms on parts of the skin that are prone to chafing and pressure, such as between the toes or the soles of the feet. Corns may cause pain when pressure is applied. Causes Corns are often caused by pressure or friction, particularly around the toes. […]

Diabetic Foot

Diabetic Foot Overview This term is used to describe foot problems that stem from diabetes. These problems can be difficult to treat. Causes Diabetes changes your body in ways that can cause diabetic foot. It can damage your nervous system, which can cause you to lose feeling in your feet. You may not feel hot, […]

Gout

What is Gout and how is it treated? Gout is a form of arthritis that triggers sudden and extremely painful outbreaks. Although this condition can affect just about anyone, men are more likely to develop gout. When a gout flare-up occurs, it generally produces inflammation, swelling, and searing pain — often in the big toe. […]

Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis Overview If you have an infection in a bone, you have osteomyelitis. It’s a serious condition that can cause part of your bone to die. And, the infection can spread to other parts of your body. Causes A bone infection can be caused by a bacteria or a fungus. These germs can get into […]

Diagnosis & Treatment of Plantar Warts (Verruca Plantaris)

Diagnosis & Treatment of Plantar Warts (Verruca Plantaris) Often referred to medically as verruca plantaris, plantar warts are non-cancerous growths that develop under the skin in the feet. These growths arise from direct exposure to the human papillomavirus (HPV). For most patients, plantar warts are benign, only bringing about slight discomfort. Though in the worst […]