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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 …
Laser Treatment – Podiatrist in Passaic, NJ We currently offer cosmetic and aesthetic care in the form of laser and light base treatments. These therapies provide treatments for scars, hair removal, spider veins, varicose veins, pigmented vascular lesions, and also fungal nails. The treatments are quick efficient, do not require any anesthesia and the usually patients can return to work or their activities with little or no down time at all. Visit our website: www.northeasternfootandankle.com
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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
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