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Hillary Clinton has an 11th toe.

I don’t have the medical records. She refuses to release them. But just try to come up with some other explanation for why she’s so infrequently photographed in sandals or flip-flops; why she seldom appears barefoot in public; why, during debates, she keeps her legs, especially the lower halves, tucked carefully behind the lectern.

She’s covering something up, and it’s that freakish, disqualifying digit.

Have you watched her walk? Look closely. She wobbles a bit, or maybe it’s more of a teeter, combined with a lurch, and the likeliest cause is podiatric asymmetry. I consulted foot specialists. At least they referred to themselves that way online, and when I assured them that an interview with me could be their springboard to Sean Hannity, they opened up.

‘Does Hillary Clinton have a superfluous toe?’ I asked one of them.

'I can’t definitively rule that out,’ he said.

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Frank Bruni, “Hillary Health Shocker!” The New York Times

Even the Times’ celebrated food critic and opinions writer, Frank Bruni, is over this shit.

Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus - Mineola and Williston Park Podiatrist
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Safe — Our new, innovative laser avoids all of the potentially serious side effects of other leading toenail fungus treatments.

Little to no discomfort — No anesthesia is required.Fast and efficient — Treatment takes about 30 to 40 minutes.

No drugs or topical ointments — Treat your toenail fungus without having to remember to take pills or apply topical solutions.

Visit our website: http://www.countryfootcare.com
Toenail Trimming - Columbus Podiatrist
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Podiatry Columbus Ohio - Toenail Trimming

Patient discusses care received from Dr. Animesh Bhatia for her toenails.

http://www.columbusfoot.com

Toenails should be trimmed straight across, slightly longer than the end of the toe, with toenail clippers.

Visit our website: http://www.columbusfoot.com

Ingrown Toenails - Podiatrist in Myrtle Beach, Conway, Little River and Surfside Beach
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http://www.coastalpodiatry.comIngrown toenails, also known as onychocryptosis, is usually caused by trimming toenails too short, particularly on the sides of the big toes. They may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure. Ingrown toenails occur when the corners or sides of the toenail dig into the skin, often causing infection. A common ailment, ingrown toenails can be painful. Ingrown toenails start out hard, swollen, and tender. Left untreated, they may become sore, red, and infected and the skin may start to grow over the ingrown toenail.

In most cases, treating ingrown toenails is simple: soak the foot in warm, soapy water several times each day. Avoid wearing tight shoes or socks. Antibiotics are sometimes prescribed if an infection is present. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications. In severe cases, if an acute infection occurs, surgical removal of part of the ingrown toenail may be needed. Known as partial nail plate avulsion, the procedure involves injecting the toe with an anesthetic and cutting out the ingrown part of the toenail. Ingrown toenails can be prevented by:

•Trimming toenails straight across with no rounded corners.
•Ensuring that shoes and socks are not too tight.
•Keeping feet clean at all times.Visit our website: http://www.coastalpodiatry.com
Bunions - Stratford and Marlton, NJ Podiatrist

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Dr. Philip Kauffman of Stratford and Marlton discusses the symptoms, causes and treatments for bunions. http://myfeethurt.me

A bunion is a bone enlargement at the base of the great toe (metatarsophalangeal joint). Bunions form when the toe moves out of place and angulates toward the second toe. The enlargement of the bone causes both pressure as it rubs against shoes as well as a painful stress on the joint.

Over time, the great toe angulation tends to worsen and rub against or position itself under the second and sometimes the third toes (known as Hallux Valgus). This causes more irritation or inflammation of the foot as well as possible development of a hammertoe of the lesser toes. When the hallux (great toe) also rotates or twists, it is referred to as Hallux Abducto Valgus.

Many people with bunions suffer from discomfort and pain either from the first metatarsophalangeal joint or from the rubbing, and friction of the bunion against shoes. The skin over the toe becomes irritated, red and tender. Because this joint flexes with every step, the bigger the bunion gets, the more it hurts to walk. Over time, bursitis (inflammation of the joint) or arthritis (cartilage of the joint narrows and/or bone spur development) may set in.

The skin on the bottom of the foot may thicken, and everyday walking may become difficult—all contributing to the chronic pain of a bunion.

It is estimated that bunions occur in 33 percent of the population in Western countries.

Visit our website: http://myfeethurt.me

Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus - San Leandro and Pleasanton, CA Podiatrist - www.laserzapfungus.com

Patient discusses laser treatment received for fungal toenails from San Leandro and Pleasanton, CA Podiatrist  Michael Stein

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Visit our website at: http://www.footdoctoreastbay.com

We are one of the first providers in the San Franciso/ Oakland/ San Jose areas of a brand new laser nail fungus treatment which offers hope for those who have been suffering from this problem and drug-free. Using a revolutionary laser treatment, in just 30 - 40 minutes, we can treat the pathogens that cause toenail fungus (Onychomycosis). Safe and with little to no discomfort, in clinical studies it has shown to be very effective. This leaves patients significant improvements in the health and appearance of their nails.

Onychomycosis is noticeable by a thickened, yellow, or cloudy appearance of the nail plate. The nail can become rough and crumbly, or can separate from the nail bed. There is usually no pain or other bodily symptoms … unless the disease is severe.

• Breakthrough patented laser technology

• Proven clinical results

• Vaporizes the pathogens that cause the fungus

• Minimal to no discomfort — without anesthesia

• No harmful UV radiation

• Quick & safe

• No drugs or side effects

Visit our website: http://www.laserzapfungus.com

Diabetic Foot Care - Chiropodist in Burlington, Milton and Oakville, ON

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Diabetic Foot Care - Chiropodist in Burlington, Milton and Oakville, ON

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Peter Wilson, D. Pod. M., discusses why diabetics must come in for a comprehensive foot exam to avoid the complications of diabetes.

http://www.wilsonfootclinic.com

 

Foot problems are a big risk in diabetics. Diabetics must constantly monitor their feet or face severe consequences, including amputation. With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that’s too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal. When your wound is not healing, it’s at risk for infection. As a diabetic, your infections spread quickly. If you have diabetes, you should inspect your feet every day. Look for puncture wounds, bruises, pressure areas, redness, warmth, blisters, ulcers, scratches, cuts and nail problems. Get someone to help you, or use a mirror.

Visit our website: http://www.wilsonfootclinic.com
Warts - Erie Podiatrist Bay City Associates
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http://eriepodiatrists.comMost foot warts are harmless, even though they may be painful. They are often mistaken for

corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated. A wart, however, is caused by a viral infection which invades

the skin through small or invisible cuts and abrasions. Foot warts are generally raised and fleshy and can appear anywhere on the foot or toes. Occasionally, warts can spontaneously

disappear after a short time, and then, just as frequently, they recur in the same location. If left untreated, warts can grow to an inch or more in circumference and can spread into

clusters of warts. Children, especially teenagers, tend to be more susceptible to warts than adults.

Plantar warts, also known as verrucas, appear on the soles of the feet and are one of several soft tissue conditions that can be quite painful. Unlike other foot warts, plantar

warts tend to be hard and flat, with a rough surface and well-defined boundaries. They are often gray or brown (but the color may vary), with a center that appears as one or more

pinpoints of black. Plantar warts are often contracted by walking barefoot on dirty surfaces or littered ground. The virus that causes plantar warts thrives in warm, moist environments,

making infection a common occurrence in public pools and locker rooms. Like any other infectious lesion, plantar warts are spread by touching, scratching, or even

by contact with skin shed from another wart. The wart may also bleed, another route for spreading. Plantar warts that develop on the weight-bearing areas of the foot (the ball or

heel of the foot) can cause a sharp, burning pain. Pain occurs when weight is brought to bear directly on the wart, although pressure on the side of a wart can create equally

intense pain.To prevent the spread of warts, follow these tips:

•Avoid direct contact with warts, both from other persons or from other parts of the body.
•Avoid walking barefoot, except on sandy beaches.
•Change your shoes and socks daily.
•Check your children’s feet periodically.
•Keep your feet clean and dry.
It is important to note that warts can be very resistant to treatment and have a tendency to reoccur. Over-the-counter foot wart treatments are usually ineffective because their use can

inadvertently destroy surrounding healthy tissue. Please contact our office for help in effectively treating warts. Our practice is expert in recommending the best treatment for

each patient, ranging from prescription ointments or medications to, in the most severe cases, laser cautery.

Visit our website: http://eriepodiatrists.com
Frederick Foot & Ankle - Medical Assistant in Frederick, Germantown, Hagerstown, MD

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Meet Medical Assistant Shannon Doyle, P.M.A.C of Frederick Foot & Ankle as she discusses foot care.

http://www.mynewfeet.com

 At Frederick Foot & Ankle Specialists, founded in 1999 by Dr. Brenna Steinberg, we are committed to providing the highest quality of podiatric medicine and surgery for each and every patient. It is our goal to exceed your expectations. We treat any and all problems involving the foot, ankle, and soft tissue below the mid calf. From pediatrics to geriatrics, all ages are welcome.

We are an on-site durable medical equipment provider:

  • custom and pre-fabricated lower leg braces
  • over-the-counter and custom diabetic shoes
  • custom orthotics for all levels of activity
  • in-house and on-line store

Our superior service is accomplished by using latest and most effective technologies/procedures available to the podiatric profession. From the minute you place a call to us or walk through our door, you will see that we are a first-class health care facility. From our friendly, knowledgeable staff, to our paperless medical records, to our fully stocked shoe/medical products store you will know that you have chosen the right place for your lower extremity needs!

Our doctors are all Board Certified/Qualified Foot Surgeons by the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgery. This is the highest level of training and recognition by peers that a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon can receive. It is a credential that you can trust.

All of our physicians are on staff and Frederick Memorial Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. We are on call to both emergency rooms 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are also the on staff Podiatric Limb Salvage Specialists at the hospitals’ wound care centers.

We strive to satisfy the individual foot care needs of each patient. At Frederick Foot & Ankle Specialists, our first priority is to treat your foot care needs in a manner that is most effective and most convenient for you. We offer on site x-rays and a wide variety of casts, ankle braces, splints, pads, and medications.

We want your experience to be a positive one. For those who are fearful of foot treatments, we offer needle-less cortisone therapy as well as several other pain-free treatment options. You also have the option of having your procedure performed at an outpatient facility under the care of an anesthesiologist.

Informed Patients

Frederick Foot & Ankle Specialists believes that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. That is why we have included an extensive section on this web site covering a full array of topics associated with podiatric diagnoses and treatments. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your feet. 

Comfortable, Convenient Setting

We want everyone to have access to the best care available. At Frederick Foot & Ankle Specialists, we strive to make our Frederick office as efficient and convenient as possible. Included in these web pages is information about our offices, including maps, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. You can even email a request for an appointment right here!

We hope you find this web site useful, and we invite you to contact us with your questions at any time.

Visit our website: http://www.mynewfeet.com

 

NYC Podiatrist Manhattan and White Plains, NY – Jeffrey Adler, DPM
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Meet NYC podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Adler as he discusses foot care in Manhattan and White Plains, NY

http://www.adlerfootcare.com

Welcome to Adler Footcare. As you navigate through the site you will find a wealth of information about podiatry, foot and ankle ailments, treatments available, exercising and shoes. There is an overview of our practice including our doctors and staff, the Joint Commission Accredited Operating Suite located in our Manhattan office, office hours, insurance and appointment procedures, maps, directions and contact information.

As a Board Certified podiatrist, I believe our patients deserve to have the information needed to make good choices about their foot and ankle care. Our goal is to educate each patient and begin a relevant treatment program with the highest quality of care available. Whatever your foot and ankle trouble, we’ll work together to find the answers that will comfort you and bring you relief.

We take pride in providing you with a comfortable office experience. Our qualified staff is friendly and will ensure a pleasant visit. Our offices are conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, NY. You are invited to e-mail or call our offices with any questions via the contact us page of our web site.

Contact Adler Footcare and experience the difference.

Visit our website: http://www.adlerfootcare.com

Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus - Podiatrist in Stratford, Turnersville and Mt. Ephraim, NJ
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Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus - Podiatrist in Stratford, Turnersville and Mt. Ephraim, NJ

Dr. Scott Warren discusses using laser therapy to treat fungal toenails.

http://academypodiatry.com

Laser therapy or “photobiomodulation” is the use of specific wavelength of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. The effects include but not limited to improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation, decreased swelling and vasodilation. Laser therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses, and doctors as far back as the 1970s. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, laser therapy is being used extensively in the United States.

Laser therapy is proven to biostimulate tissue repair and growth. The laser accelerates wound healing and decreases inflammation, pain and scar tissue formation as well as producing singlet oxygen, which destroys fungus. When it comes to pain management and fungus destruction class IV laser therapy provides dramatic results, is non-addictive and virtually free of side effects.

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Fungal Toenails - Titusville, Fl Podiatrist
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Dr. Robert Rosen of Titusville, Florida discusses the symptoms, causes and treatments for fungal toenails.

http://www.brevardpodiatrygroup.com

Fungal nails refers to any number of fungal nail infections that can occur on the foot. Since fungal nails are usually more resistant and more difficult to treat than Athlete’s Foot, topical or oral antifungal medications may be prescribed. Note: Please consult a physician before taking any medications. Permanent nail removal is another possible form of treatment for tenacious fungal nails.

Preventing Fungal Nail Infections

After a fungal nail infection has cleared up, take steps to prevent the infection from recurring. Keeping fungi at bay will help prevent a fungal infection of the skin from reinfecting the nail. Before bed, thoroughly wash and dry your feet, and apply a nonprescription antifungalantifungal cream to the entire foot from the ankle down. Use the cream every night, then gradually apply it less often. Keep your feet dry. Dry feet are less likely to become infected. Apply powder to your dry feet after you take a shower or bath.

Other suggestions for preventing fungal nails include:

•Don’t share nail clippers or nail files with others.

•Don’t share shoes or socks with others.

•Try not to injure your nail, such as by cutting it too short (trauma to the nail may lead to infections).

•Wear dry cotton socks and change them two or three times a day if necessary.

•Wear dry shoes that allow air to circulate around your feet (tight, enclosed, moist shoes contribute to fungal toenail infections).

•Wear shower sandals or shower shoes when you are at a public pool or shower.

Prevention

Follow basic foot care guidelines and, more than likely, you can head off most common foot fungus problems.

Visit our website: http://www.brevardpodiatrygroup.com