•Ways To Treat Fungal Toenails
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Approximately 25 million Americans live with toenail fungus. This often causes the toenails to become unsightly, to turn yellow and become very thick. It can also lead to serious infections for those with diabetes and certain immune disorders. The invisible spores that cause toenail fungus can be picked up by walking barefoot in wet environments, mostly public, or even while changing shoes and socks.
Toenail fungus can also be caused by several factors: an abnormal PH level of the skin,...
•Foot Pain Caused By Obesity
Obesity is an extremely serious problem in America for both children and adults. Obesity is also the cause of many other problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and not surprisingly, foot pain. As Americans put on the pounds, they literally begin to crush their feet.
Studies show that foot and ankle problems can be linked to a person's weight and body mass index (BMI). People who have a higher BMI have a significant increase in foot and ankle problems.
Although foot problems in obese...
•How Early Can Parents Detect If Their Baby Has Clubfoot?
? Clubfoot is a type of birth defect that causes the leg to look short in appearance, the heel to point downward, and the forefoot, or front half of the foot, to turn inward. Thus taking on the shape similar to a golf club. In adults, children, and infants with Clubfoot, muscles in the calf are generally smaller in the lower leg compared to normal, the heel can appear narrow, and the Achilles tendon in the foot is generally tight.
The causes of Clubfoot are believed to be both genetic and...
•Who Is Dr. Ponseti And What Has He Done And How Did He Develop This Method?
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Dr. Ignacio Ponseti was a physician who was born in Spain and studied medicine at Barcelona University. When the Spanish Civil War began, he enlisted and served as a medical officer with the Spanish Loyalist army. His job included setting fractures, which would lead him into orthopedics, later in life.
During the war, Dr. Ponseti moved to France and, later, to Mexico, where for two years he was a family doctor. In 1941, Dr. Ponseti moved to Iowa,...
•Toe Walking In Children
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The condition known as "toe walking" refers to when an individual walks on their toes or on the ball of their foot. Toe walking in children who are just beginning to walk is common. As they grow older, toe-walking toddlers usually learn to walk normally by the age of two. If a child is growing and developing normally, toe walking in toddlers isn't likely cause for concern. However, children toe walking past the age of three is cause to seek a...