By Richard Blake, DPM

A patient in his early 50s contacted me after getting a diagnosis of a right medial sesamoid fracture after an initial misdiagnosis of gout. The fracture, visible on X-ray, was likely from hard sprinting.

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By Kevin A. Kirby, DPM

This author offers a closer look at 10 biomechanical functions of the plantar fascia, ranging from enhanced resupination of the subtalar joint during propulsion to reduced tension forces within the plantar ligaments, and reduced ground reaction force on metatarsal heads during late midstance and propulsion.

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By Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor

A recent study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery touts endoscopic debridement as an innovative treatment for chronic heel pain.

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