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6 Most Common Pediatric Foot Problems

COMMON PEDIATRIC FOOT PROBLEMS
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
#1 Pediatric Plantar Warts – Plantar warts are semi-soft lesions that develop after exposure to a strain of HPV that may enter through tiny openings in the skin. Children are prone to exposure as […]

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Ankle Foot Braces (AFO)

Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
An AFO is an external device used to align and support the foot, ankle, and lower leg in an effort to improve stability and mobility. It may be prefabricated or custom made. Pediatric, adult, […]

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Custom Foot Orthotics

CUSTOM ORTHOTICS
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
Custom orthotics are inserts that are placed in shoes and sneakers that should ultimately correct the alignment of the bones and joints of the foot. This subsequently improves the function of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and […]

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Keryflex ™ – Nail Restoration System

Keryflex ™ – Nail Restoration System
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
Keryflex ™ is a nail restoration system designed to create a more cosmetically pleasing appearance of the nail. The system creates an artificial, but natural appearing nail by utilizing high quality synthetic […]

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Therapeutic Diabetic Shoes

DIABETIC SHOES/MEDICARE THERAPEUTIC SHOE PROGRAM
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
It is well known that diabetic patients are prone to foot complications. These complications may arise if a diabetic individual has peripheral vascular disease (poor circulation), diabetic neuropathy (loss of sensation involving the […]

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Corns and Calluses Treatment

CORNS AND CALLUSES
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
Corns and calluses are thickened areas of skin which develop as a result of pressure or friction. Corns are smaller and more discrete. They often tend to occupy deeper layers of skin when compared to […]

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Bunion Treatment

BUNIONS
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
A bunion appears as an enlargement of bone at the great toe joint. The deformity is most often caused by inherited poor mechanics of the foot. The 1st metatarsal (the bone that precedes the great toe) gradually […]

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Heel Pain Treatment / Plantar Fasciitis

Heel Pain / Plantar Fasciitis
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia of the foot. The plantar fascia is a thick band of fibrous connective tissue that connects the heel to the ball of the foot […]

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Treatment For Neuroma

NEUROMA
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
A neuroma is a benign growth of nerve tissue that is often likened to a pinched nerve. Neuromas most often occur between the 3rd and 4th digits of the foot, however, a neuroma can develop between other […]

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Gout / Painful Joint Treatment

GOUT / SWOLLEN – PAINFUL JOINT
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
Gout is a painful, inflammatory condition that occurs about joints with the highest incidence in the foot. The condition results from high levels of uric acid in the body. Uric acid is […]

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