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M is for Maggot Therapy

November 25, 2022

Maggots are sometimes used to help heel wounds.

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L is for Last

November 25, 2022

A last is the model that shoes are made on.

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J is for Joplin’s Neuroma

November 15, 2022

A Joplin’s neuroma is a damage to the nerve over the medial side of the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

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I is for Iselin’s Disease

November 13, 2022

Iselin’s disease is a traction apophysitis that occurs at the base of the fifth metatarsal causing pain on the outside of the foot of the child.

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H is for Hallux Purchase

November 11, 2022

Hallux purchase is how much force the hallux contacts the ground with.

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D is for dancers pad

November 3, 2022

A dancers pad is a specific shaped pad to relieve pressure under the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

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D is for dactylitis

November 3, 2022

Dacylitis is the swelling of a toe that typical occurs in psoriasitic arthritis. It also get called ‘sausage toe’.

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C is for corn plaster

November 1, 2022

A corn plaster is a medicated pad that is supposed to each away at a corn. The acid that is used can not tell what is corn and what is normal skin, so it just eats away at whatever it is put on. That can be dangerous for those who are at sick (eg diabetes).

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C is for the Cyma line

November 1, 2022

The Cyma line is a sign seen on a a x-ray and appears as a ‘lazy’ S shape that is formed by the midtarsal articulations of the talonavicular and calcaneocuboid joints. This Cyma line should appear smooth and unbroken in a well-aligned foot and disruption in it mean that there are some alignment issues.

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C is for Crescent Pad

November 1, 2022

A crescent pad is a c-shaped or “smiley mouth” shaped felt pad that is used on the apex of toes to relieve pressure on painful corns following debridement.

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