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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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Potential Risks of Bunion Surgery

POTENTIAL RISKS OF BUNION SURGERY
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
Although there are many benefits of bunion surgery, there are also potential risks that all patients should be aware of when deciding to undergo this elective surgery. Please review the risks below and […]

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What You Should Know About Pregnancy and Feet

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PREGNANCY AND FEET
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
“Morning sickness”, stretch marks, and food cravings are some of the hot topics associated with pregnancy; however, foot problems are not frequently in the spotlight despite the fact that many […]

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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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Dry Skin and Heel Fissures Treatments

Dry Skin / Heel Fissures
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
From time to time most people have experienced dry skin. For some, the skin may be become so dry that fissures (cracks) develop. The likelihood is increased if callused skin is present to […]

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Stress Fractures Treatments

Stress Fractures
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
Stress fractures may develop in any bone; however, those of the lower extremity such as the shin and the foot are more prone. A fracture is a break in the bone that may be the result […]

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Edema Swelling Treatment

EDEMA / SWELLING
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
Edema, commonly referred to as swelling or water retention is a condition whereby excess fluid is trapped within the body’s tissues. It is important to identify and address the underlying cause of edema. Edema can […]

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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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Hammer Toes Treatment

Hammer Toes
By: Corinne Gehegan, DPM
A toe is referred to as a hammer toe when it exhibits a flexed (bent) position at one or more of the toe joints. It typically involves the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th digits of the […]

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