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Bunion Treatment – Podiatrist in North TX



Tips for Bunion Sufferers: Who ever named it a bunion? Probably the same person who named an enlarged thyroid a goiter, but seriously, bunions are the common description of a bump on the side of the big toe. Really they are much more than that. Bunions are known in medical terms as Hallux Abducto Valgus which in English is a crooked big toe joint with a bump on the side. This is actually a progressive misalignment of the big toe joint which starts with a slight leaning of the big toe toward the second and then gradually produces the characteristic bump and joint symptoms. In the late stages of progression, the big toe actually can overlap or underlap the second and cause reactive hammertoes (contracted) of the other toes. Even though they are extremely common, most people wait until they have significant symptoms and deformity before they seek medical attention. Often they have had pain in shoes and with activity for years when they finally come into the office. This is due to the misconception that they always require surgery for treatment. What causes bunions? No, its not always the shoes! (But, they dont help) Bunions are caused by the faulty biomechanics of your foot structure that you inherited. Couple that with high heeled shoes or even just shoes that crowd your toes (listen up guys who wear cowboy boots!) and you are prone to the formation of bunions. Symptoms of bunions are the prominent bump with redness from rubbing in shoes, grinding of the joint, pain

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Ankle Sprains – Podiatrist in North TX



ANKLE SPRAINS I fell down playing basketball or I was running and fell of the curb. Now my ankle is swollen, red and bruising. What should I do? Simple answer: Get an x-ray! Ankle sprains occur very commonly in athletic people, or those wearing inappropriate shoe gear or walking or running on uneven surfaces. Most people ignore the symptoms of an ankle sprain unless it is severe. This is unfortunate because ankle sprains can lead to chronic instability, arthritis and disability when treated improperly. What causes an ankle sprain? These often occur from a fall, sudden twist or blow that forces the ankle at an abnormal angle. If the bone doesnt break, the ligaments either stretch or tear causing an ankle sprain. The severity and long-term outcomes form an ankle sprain depend on whether the ligaments stretched, partially tore or are completely torn. There are also three ligaments that can be involved, so the number of ligaments affected also mediates outcomes. The symptoms of an ankle sprain are relatively straight-forward: pain, swelling, bruising, difficulty walking, and stiffness in the joint. This can be just slightly annoying or so severe you have trouble putting your foot on the ground. Treatment for ankle sprains include: RICE therapy (see acute inflammation section). You should start this treatment immediately then call your foot and ankle surgeon for an appointment. Often, a fracture of the ankle or foot can be involved and long-term outcomes hinge on proper

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Foot and Ankle Treatment – Podiatrist in North TX



Dr Dana Giacalone is a native Texan who joined FAANT in 2005. She brought with her extensive training in diabetic wound care and limb salvage. She specializes in complex foot and ankle reconstructive surgery as well as ankle arthroscopy. She is board certified in wound care and board qualified in foot and ankle surgery. In 2007, she was named one of Americas Top Podiatrists by the Consumers Research Council of America. Dr. Giacalone lives in Justin with her husband Mario and enjoys NASCAR, hunting and outdoor sports including competition shooting. Visit our website: www.faant.com

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Heel Pain – Podiatrist in North Tx



HEEL PAIN (PLANTAR FASCIITIS): Heel pain is the most common complaint we see in our office. The pain is greatest usually when you get up in the morning, but continues to worsen over time until it hurts with every step you take and can even ache at night when resting. This syndrome is most commonly caused by several factors, including, but not limited to: -Tight calf muscles -Increase in body weight -Sudden change in the amount of intensity of exercise -Improper or worn out shoes -Abnormal foot biomechanics (excessive pronation or supination) Due to any of the above factors, the plantar fascia (the ligament that holds up your arch) is pulled or strained so that a portion of this very strong ligament starts to tear or fray like a rope at its weakest point (where it attaches to you heel bone). This tearing causes microscopic internal bleeding in this area. Your body reacts by causing inflammation, which in turn causes irritation to the nerves, bursae and muscles in this area. As the inflammation occurs, the body tries to heal itself by depositing calcium in the area of the tear. This creates the spur. Not everyone will have a visible spur on x-ray, especially in the early stages. The spur is not the cause of the pain! It is just a tangible sign that extensive tearing has occurred. The tearing and straining is the cause of the pain and then the nerve becomes inflamed which makes the pain more sharp and long-lasting. The straining must be stopped, along with the inflammation

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Diabetic Feet – Podiatrist in North TX



Diabetes can be lifes annoyance or it can kill you. It is your choice! Take care of your feet so they will carry you for a lifetime. Visit our websites: www.faant.com http

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Laser Treatment for Fungal Toenails – Podiatrist in North TX



Laser Treatment for Fungal Toenails – Podiatrist in North TX This new patented laser technology kills the pathogens that cause toenail fungus (Onychomycosis) The gentle laser light works through the nail No side effects Does not harm the nail or skin Painless-no anesthesia needed Usually only one treatment required Shoes and nail polish can be worn immediately after treatment Visit our website: www.nomoreuglynails.com

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