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Sever's disease

Sever's disease is a condition which occurs when the bones in the calf (the tibia and fibula) grow more quickly than the Achilles tendon. It affects children 8-14 years of age.

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Toe and forefoot amputation

Foot disease is a common condition caused by a poor blood supply to your foot. Removing any dead or infected tissue should prevent the spread of infection and improve your mobility.

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What is a podiatrist?

Podiatrists are experts in foot and ankle health. They can help to prevent and treat a wide range of conditions. Learn more about what a podiatrist does and how to find one.

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Toenail infection

Toenail infections are common but they may also be a sign of other conditions. Find out more about what a toenail infection is, common causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and prevention.

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Surgery for problems of the small toes

If you have problems with your small toes that are causing pressure and pain, surgery should straighten your toes and help make your foot fit more comfortably into a normal shoe.

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Bunions

A bunion is a bony lump that forms at the main joint between the big toe and the foot and pulls the joint out of line. Read about the treatments and more here.

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Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia and a common cause of heel pain. If you have plantar fasciitis, learn about how you can reduce the pain.

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Heel spur

A heel spur is a bony growth under the heel bone, visible on x-ray only. Find out more about causes and symptoms of heel spurs and what you can do about them.

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Clubfoot

Clubfoot is a birth abnormality that makes one or both of a baby's feet pointed and twisted. The condition doesn't hurt the baby and can be treated. Learn more here.

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Flat feet (fallen arches)

Flat feet (or 'fallen arches') refers to the foot’s arch being lower than normal. It can cause pain in the foot, leg or elsewhere. Learn how to treat it here.

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