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The Painful Foot: From Toes and Tendons to Joints

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Jonathan T. Deland, MD
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery

The foot is one of the most biomechanically complex areas in the body. Made up of tendons, ligaments, joints, and 26 tiny bones, it must have the capacity for flexibility while maintaining its solidity. This video presentation outlines treatment recommendations for several foot and ankle problems, including:

  • bunions
  • problems with the second toe
  • pain on the ball of the foot
  • collapsing arches
  • problems with ligaments (such as deltoid ankle ligament complex)
  • issues with peroneal tendons
  • ankle arthritis
  • achilles tendons

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