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Arthritis in the Foot
Arthritis is not one disease, but over 100 known diseases that affect the bones, muscles and joints. The term does not designate a specific disease, but means inflammation of a joint resulting from an
Diabetic foot conditions
Diabetes is a syndrome in which the basic defect is an absence or shortage of the pancreatic hormone insulin. This deficiency disrupts the vascular system, affecting the eyes, kidneys, legs, and other
Diabetic foot conditions
Diabetes is a syndrome in which the basic defect is an absence or shortage of the pancreatic hormone insulin. This deficiency disrupts the vascular system, affecting the eyes, kidneys, legs, and other
Pes planus - Flatfoot
Pes planus is a condition where the arch or instep of the foot collapses, coming in contact with the ground. When an individual walks, pressure shifts to other parts of the foot and causes pain. Corre
Ankle valgus
Ankle valgus is a condition where the ankles roll in, compromising the stability and alignment of the body. Failure to treat ankle valgus can lead to chronic ankle instability including sprains and pr
Ankle varus
Ankle varus is a condition where the ankles roll out, diminishing the stability and overall alignment of the body. If left untreated, ankle varus can lead to chronic ankle instability. People with ank
Arthritis
Arthritis is not one disease, but over 100 known diseases that affect the bones, muscles and joints. The term does not designate a specific disease, but means inflammation of a joint resulting from an
Bunion
Bunions can form in any part of the foot, but occur most often at the big toe joint. Bunions are created when friction between bones and skin create inflammation, resulting in a fluid-filled sac. With
Hammertoe
Hammertoes is a term used to describe toe deformity caused by a muscle imbalance in the foot. A hammertoe is the result of the flexor digitorum longus muscle contracting first and overpowering the sma
Metatarsalgia
Metatarsalgia is a condition that creates intense pain in the ball of the foot. The foot consists of metatarsal bones that work together to support your body during walking. If the balance of these bo
Pes Cavus - high arches
Pes Cavus (commonly referred to as high arches) is a term used to describe a foot with excessive toe to heel arch elevation. Pes cavus is the opposite of flat feet and is far less common. The conditio
Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs
Plantar Fasciitis (which can lead to heel spurs) is a persistent pain located on the bottom of the heel and the inside of the foot. The plantar fascia is a fibrous, tendon-like structure that extends
Heel Slope
A feature of a mattress where the foot end of the mattress slopes down, relieving pressure on the heels. In independent clinical studies, this method has been shown to decrease interface pressure on t
Shearing
Mechanical force that acts on the skin in a direction parallel to the body's surface. Shear is the result of two forces pulling the skin in opposite directions: the support surface pulls the skin in o
Standard/Everyday Chairs
Some wheelchair users still prefer or require a standard wheelchair, which is characterized by a cross-brace frame, built-in or removable arm rests, swing-away footrests, a mid- to high-level back, an