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... Achilles Tendon Disorders Acute Inflamation Ankle Fracture Arch Pain or Strain Athletes Foot  Cavas Foot Charcot Foot Chronic Ankle Instability Bunions Diabetic Foot Care and Amputation Prevention Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Equinus Flat Feet  Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal Foot Pain Fungus Toenails   Ganglion Cyst Gout Haglund's Deformity (pump bump) Hallux Rigidus Hammertoes Heel Pain Ingrown Toenail Lisfranc Injuries Malignant Melanoma of the Foot Morton's Neuroma Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle Pediatric Flatfoot Peroneal Tendon Injuries Plantar Faciitis Plantar Wart (Verruca Plantaris) Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction PTTD (Ankle Pain Puncture Wounds Rheumoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot Shin Splints Tailor's Bunion Tarsal Coalition Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Toe and Metetarsal Fractures Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

Are Your Feet a Pain in the Back?
...This continued stress can cause deformities of the foot over time, such as misaligned bones, hammertoes and bunions, eventually making its way to the legs, knees and lower back...

Hammering Out Painful Hammertoe
...In the early stages, hammertoes are flexible and can be corrected with simple conservative measures, but if left untreated, they can become fixed and require surgery...

Metatarsalgia: Ball of Foot Pain
...High arches, hammertoes, bunions, stress fractures and Morton's neuroma can all trigger metatarsalgia symptoms...

Morton's Neuroma: What is it and How to Stop the Pain
...People with certain foot deformities - bunions, hammertoes and flatfeet- are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

Healthy Footwear Promote Healthy Feet
... Try on shoes late in the day, when the feet tend to be a bit larger due to natural swelling Women should opt for low, stable heels Try on both shoes to be sure that they fit comfortably on both feet Choose breathable shoe materials, such as leather to prevent excessive sweating and blisters Have your feet measured to ensure the best fit Avoid pointy-toed shoes which cause bunions and hammertoes Walk around the store with both shoes on to make sure the fit is comfortable For athletes, choose shoes that are specific to the sport you play Choose the right shoe for your foot type (e...

Hammertoes
...Sigle's latest article in Healthy Cells Magazine provides hope for people suffering with hammertoes...

Dr. John Sigle Interviews with Sam Madonia, The Voice of WFMB -AM Sports Radio 1450
...John Sigle Interviews with Sam Madonia, The Voice of WFMB -AM Sports Radio 1450  to talk about exciting new surgical advancements for Hammertoes and Bunions, and how cutting edge lasers are being used to battle Toenail Fungus and Pain Management...

High Fashion Footwear May Come with a High Price
... Hammertoes...

The Outlook for High Heels in 2014 and Beyond
...They are seeing an increase in foot injuries for women like ankle fractures, bunions, hammertoes, neuromas and shortened Achilles tendons...

Walking Your Way To Good Foot Health
...Serious foot ailments, such as bunions or hammertoes, should be checked by our Springfield office before you begin your exercise regimen...

Step Up Efforts to Prevent Falls for Seniors
...Many of these patients typically have the following biomechanical problems: osteoarthritis; weak muscles; unstable foot and ankle joints; foot and ankle pain; Dropfoot (Hemiplegia); posterior tibial tendonitis; tendon contraction; peripheral neuropathy; flatfeet; malformations in the toes (over-lapping, under-lapping, hammertoes, mallet toes); Equinus Foot; and Charcot Foot; gait abnormality; and lack of muscle coordination (Ataxia)...

Diabetics at Higher Risk For Foot Problems
... Foot Deformities Foot deformities such as hammertoes, claw toes, and bunions can increase the risk of calluses, corns, blisters, ulcers, and infections...

How to Age-Proof Your Feet
... * Wear shoes with a larger toe box if you have crooked toes, bunions, hammertoes, corns or arthritis in your toes...

Don't Let Hammertoes Cramp Your Style
...These photos and stories reveal that many of our celebrities have the same type of foot problems that millions of American women are suffering from — swollen ankles, miserable bunions, crooked toes and nasty hammertoes...

Easy Ways to Age-Proof Your Feet
... Wear shoes with a larger toe box if you have crooked toes, bunions, hammertoes, corns, or arthritis in your toes...

"Healthy Resolutions for Women's Feet in 2015", SJ-R December 29, 2014
...Consequently, women are far more susceptible to ankle sprains, bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendon pain...

Healthy Resolutions for Women's Feet in 2015, Herald Review January 22, 2015
...Consequently, women are far more susceptible to ankle sprains, bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendon pain...

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...Sigle Article, "Don't Let Hammertoes Cramp Your Style, " SJ-R My Health Illinois, December 10, 2014 Dr...

Diabetics at Higher Risk for Foot Problems, Healthy Cells Magazine November 2015
... Foot Deformities Foot deformities, such as hammertoes, claw toes, and bunions, can increase the risk of calluses, corns, blisters, ulcers, and infections...

Help Your Feet Feel Younger and Beautiful in 2016, SJ-R December 29th, 2015
...There is nothing beautiful about painful feet and shoe wear that may lead to ankle sprains, bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, neuromas, and surgery...

Treatment Options for Hammertoe Pain, March 08th, 2016
Hammertoes are one of the more common foot deformities that women suffer from...

What is a Podiatrist
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses...

Foot Surgery: Get Back on Your Feet
...Foot surgery is performed to treat many foot problems including: Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Heel pain Neuromas Flatfoot Warts Nail problems Surgical treatment for foot and ankle problems can help you return to your active lifestyle while relieving pain and discomfort...

Five Resolutions to End Foot Pain in 2017!
...There is nothing beautiful about painful feet and shoe wear that leads to bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, neuromas, or ankle sprains...

Are you ready for Hammertoe Surgery?
Many of my female patients have been muddling through life in severe pain caused by hammertoes and reluctantly stopped doing physical activities they once loved...

Hammer Toes
...   Hammertoes usually start out as mild deformities and get progressively worse over time...

John Sigle, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S
...He appeared on News Channel ABC20 when he represented the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association in recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month; and has appeared as an expert guest discussing surgical procedures for advanced bunions, hammertoes and plantar fasciitis on several segments of FOX Illinois Good Day Marketplace...

Grant Gonzalez, D.P.M
...Gonzalez specializes in all areas of foot and ankle care including bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, ankle sprains, heel pain/Plantar Fasciitis, ingrown toenails, toenail fungus, diabetic exams and ulcers, flatfeet, high-arched feet, Charcot joint disease, diabetic ulcers, complex reconstructive surgery, ankle arthritis/deformity, and lower extremity trauma...

Resources
...Sigle Article, "Don't Let Hammertoes Cramp Your Style," Pantagraph...

Dr. Gonzalez Teaches Surgery and Talks Podiatry in 2017
... This process was repeated for several deformities including bunions, hammertoes, great toe joint fusion, midfoot fusion, and tailor’s bunion correction...

New Advancements for Hammertoe Surgery
...Jennifer, a 37-yearold mother of three children under the age of six, has endured painful hammertoes in her feet since she was a teenager...

Problems Associated with Flat Foot
...Bunions and hammertoes may also result...

A New Battle Plan for Ending Toenail Fungus!
...Toe contractures (also known as hammertoes) can cause the toenail to persistently contact the ground and cause nail changes...

Podiatry Staff
...Gonzalez specializes in all areas of foot and ankle care including bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, ankle sprains, heel pain/Plantar Fasciitis, ingrown toenails, toenail fungus, diabetic exams and ulcers, flatfeet, high-arched feet, Charcot joint disease, diabetic ulcers, complex reconstructive surgery, ankle arthritis/deformity, and lower extremity trauma...

What You Can Do About Hammertoes
When most people think about foot deformities they most often think about bunions; however, hammertoes are just as common...

Ways a Podiatrist Can Help You
...Here are some foot issues that could benefit from coming in for specialized care: Plantar fasciitis Achilles tendinitis Heel pain Ankle sprains and fractures Foot fractures Sports-related injuries Bunions and hammertoes Corns and calluses Diabetic foot care Fungal infections Ingrown toenails Heel spurs Our number one goal is to provide you with the relief that you need...

Treating Diabetic Feet
...Early detection of circulation issues, nerve degeneration (neuropathy), and deformities, such as hammertoes, bunions, and Charcot Foot, are key...

What are Hammertoes?
... Hammertoes are often the result of an imbalance in the muscle or tendon of the foot...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...

Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot)
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

Corns
... People with foot deformities, such as hammertoes, often suffer from corns because the tops of the bent toes rub against the tops of shoes...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Hammertoes and bunions...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Diabetic Shoes
Shoes for diabetic patients are made of special protective inserts and soft shoe materials to accommodate for conditions such as neuropathy (numb feet), poor circulation, and foot deformities (bunions, hammertoes, etc...

Equinus
... Foot Problems Related to Equinus Depending on how a patient compensates for the inability to bend properly at the ankle, a variety of foot conditions can develop, including: Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain) Calf cramping Tendonitis (inflammation in the Achilles tendon) Metatarsalgia (pain and/or callusing on the ball of the foot) Flatfoot Arthritis of the midfoot (middle area of the foot) Pressure sores on the ball of the foot or the arch Bunions and hammertoes Ankle pain Shin splints Diagnosis Most patients with equinus are unaware they have this condition when they first visit the doctor...

Flatfoot-Flexible
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Flexible Flatfoot
...   Other characteristics shared by most types of flatfoot include: “Toe drift,” in which the toes and front part of the foot point outward The heel tilts toward the outside and the ankle appears to turn in A tight Achilles tendon, which causes the heel to lift off the ground earlier when walking and may make the problem worse Bunions and hammertoes may develop as a result of a flatfoot...

Hammertoes
...   Hammertoes usually start out as mild deformities and get progressively worse over time...

High-Arched Foot
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

Intermetatarsal Neuroma
... People with certain foot deformities – bunions, hammertoes, flatfeet, or more flexible feet – are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...and Foot Problems Simple foot deformities (hammertoes, bunions, bony prominences) or dermatologic conditions such as ingrown or thickened fungal nails often become more serious concerns when P...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Plantar Fibroma
... Surgical removal of a plantar fibroma may result in a flattening of the arch or development of hammertoes...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
... Deformities and conditions associated with RA may include: Rheumatoid nodules (lumps), which cause pain when they rub against shoes or, if they appear on the bottom of the foot, pain when walking Dislocated toe joints Hammertoes Bunions Heel pain Achilles tendon pain Flatfoot Ankle pain Diagnosis RA is diagnosed on the basis of a clinical examination as well as blood tests...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Cleats may pose challenges in the forefoot and aggravation of neuromas, sesamoids, bunions, and hammertoes...