WHAT IS A BUNION?
(buhn-yuhn) 
A bunion is an inflammation of the synovial bursa of the great toe, usually resulting
in enlargement of the joint and lateral displacement of the toe.


WHAT IS AN INGROWN NAIL?
An Ingrown toenail, one edge of which has grown abnormally into the nail fold. 
Also called ingrown toenail.


WHAT IS A CORN?
(kôrn)
A corn is a horny thickening of the skin, usually on or near a toe, resulting
from pressure or friction. Also called clavus.


WHAT IS A HAMMERTOE?
(ham-er-toh)
A hammertoe is a clawlike deformity of a toe, usually the second or third, in which
there is a permanent flexion of the second and third joints resulting
in a clawlike shape


WHAT IS A WART?
(wôrt)
A wart is  hard, rough lump that grows on the skin and is caused by infection
with certain viruses; it typically occurs on the hands or feet. Also
called verruca, verruga.


WHAT ARE ORTHOTICS?
(awr-thot-iks)
An orthotic is a support or brace for weak or ineffective joints or muscles called also
orthosis


WHAT IS MORTON'S NEUROMA?
A Morton's Neuroma is a neuroma formed in conjunction with Morton's toe. A form of
metatarsalgia involving compression of a branch of the plantar nerve
causing numbness and tingling in the ball and toes of the foot. 
Morton, Thomas George (1835–1903), American surgeon. Morton
published the first complete description of a form of metatarsalgia
involving compression of a branch of the plantar nerve in 1876. 
Although it had been already observed, the condition has since
become identified with him.


WHY DO I HAVE YELLOW THICK TOENAILS?
Yellow and thick toenails are common causes of nail thickening and discoloration include fungus, 
psoriasis, and nail trauma.


WHAT IS PLANTER FASCIITIS? (HEEL PAIN)
Planter Fasciitis is Inflammation involving the plantar fascia especially in the area of its
attachment to the calcaneus and causing pain under the heel in
walking and running


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