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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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Flat Feet Treatment

FLAT FEET / PES PLANUS
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
Pes planus or pes plano valgus are medical terms for flat feet and the associated weight bearing position of the foot. The main supportive structure of the foot is the arch. Pes planus […]

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Ingrown Toenail Treatment

INGROWN TOENAIL / PARONYCHIA
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
An ingrown toenail is a painful condition whereby the nail pinches the skin. Although any nail may be affected, the great toe is the most commonly involved. The nail has the potential to actually […]

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Plantar Warts Treatment

PLANTAR WARTS
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
Plantar warts are skin lesions that develop on the sole of the foot and/or toes after direct contact with the virus HPV (human papillomavirus). There are several strains of HPV which are responsible for the development […]

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