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Interfyl is a recently developed biological that is allogenic, decellularized partical human tissue derived form the amnionic tissue of a placenta.  Interfyl can be injected  to   help repair damaged tissue without the inflammatory phase of healing resulting in less discomfort and swelling follwing the procedure. It  can be used to relieve symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis, tendonitis,  and  post surgery   swelling and pain.  The particals that are derived form the amnionic tissue can be formed into a sheet to help heal tendons, bones and ulcers.  In the sheet form it is called Biovance.   Visit Alliqua.com for more information.

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... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Infections Ingrown Toenails Injuries Metatarsalgia Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Warts   Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
...This can result from any of the following: Trauma, as in a foot or ankle sprain Chronic irritation from shoes or other footwear rubbing against the extra bone Excessive activity or overuse Many people with accessory navicular syndrome also have flat feet (fallen arches)...

Ankle Fractures
...Many people mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are quite different and therefore require an accurate and early diagnosis...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains...

Ankle Pain
Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot...

Ankle Sprain
...The severity of an ankle sprain depends on whether the ligament is stretched, partially torn, or completely torn, as well as on the number of ligaments involved...

Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Basketball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries, fractures, and chronic ankle instability...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot)
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Field hockey players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...They should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fracture-Ankle
...Many people mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are quite different and therefore require an accurate and early diagnosis...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Fracture-Toe
...It is often misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain, and misdiagnosis can have serious consequences since sprains and fractures require different treatments...

Heel Bone Fractures
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

High-Arched Foot
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

Jones Fracture
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Lacrosse players should be aware of the following risks:  Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Peroneal Tendon Injuries
...The inflammation is caused by activities involving repetitive use of the tendon, overuse of the tendon, or trauma (such as an ankle sprain)...

Soccer Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Soccer players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Softball players should be aware of the following risks: Ankle sprains may occur while running, fielding balls, stepping on or sliding into bases...

Tennis Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Tennis players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...It is often misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain, and misdiagnosis can have serious consequences since sprains and fractures require different treatments...

Volleyball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Volleyball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains are a common injury in this sport...