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Podiatry

The study, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle.

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Podiatry

ankle

Health care; Podiatry

The part of the leg just above the foot; the joint between the leg and the foot. It is a hinge joint formed by the junction of the tibia and fibula with the talus, or ankle bone. The bones are ...

ankle clonus

Health care; Podiatry

A series of abnormal reflex movements of the foot, induced by sudden dorsiflexion, causing alternate contraction and relaxation of the triceps surae muscle.

arch

Health care; Podiatry

The arch of the foot is the area of the bottom of the foot between the heel pad and toe pad.

arthritis

Health care; Podiatry

Artho means joint and itis means inflammation. There are approximately 38 causes of arthritis and most of these conditions affect the human foot. The most common of these conditions is ...

athlete's foot

Health care; Podiatry

A fungal infection of the skin of the foot; called also tinea pedis. It causes itching and often blisters and cracks, usually between the toes. Causative agents are Candida albicans, Epidermophyton ...

Babinski reflex

Health care; Podiatry

A reflex action of the toes, normal during infancy but abnormal after 12 to 18 months of age, or when locomotion begins; after this, it is indicative of abnormalities in the motor control pathways ...

babinski's sign

Health care; Podiatry

A reflex action of the toes, normal during infancy but abnormal after 12 to 18 months of age, or when locomotion begins; after this, it is indicative of abnormalities in the motor control pathways ...

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