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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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What is a Podiatrist
... Diagnose and treat tumors, ulcers, fractures, skin and nail diseases, and deformities...

What Are Bunions?
...Early treatment is necessary to decrease the risk of developing joint deformities...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
...If left untreated, these deformities can cause ulcers...

Corns
... People with foot deformities, such as hammertoes, often suffer from corns because the tops of the bent toes rub against the tops of shoes...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
...If left untreated, these deformities can cause ulcers...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Diabetic Shoes
Shoes for diabetic patients are made of special protective inserts and soft shoe materials to accommodate for conditions such as neuropathy (numb feet), poor circulation, and foot deformities (bunions, hammertoes, etc...

Fracture-Toe
...They can also be caused by an abnormal foot structure, deformities, or osteoporosis...

Hammertoes
...   Hammertoes usually start out as mild deformities and get progressively worse over time...

Intermetatarsal Neuroma
... People with certain foot deformities – bunions, hammertoes, flatfeet, or more flexible feet – are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...The surgeon performs a lower extremity physical examination that includes evaluation of pulses, skin condition, and foot deformities to determine the patient’s risk for P...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...The surgeon performs a lower extremity physical examination that includes evaluation of pulses, skin condition, and foot deformities to determine the patient’s risk for P...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
...For example: Motor Neuropathy (Deformity) + Ill-fitting shoes + Sensory Neuropathy (numbness) = Ulcers (sores) Deformities (such as bunions or hammertoes) resulting from motor neuropathy may cause shoes to rub against toes, creating a sore...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
...The most common signs and symptoms of RA-related foot problems, in addition to the abnormal appearance of deformities, are pain, swelling, joint stiffness, and difficulty walking...

Stress Fracture in the Foot
...They can be caused by overtraining or overuse, improper training habits or surfaces, improper shoes, flatfoot or other foot deformities, and even osteoporosis...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...They can also be caused by an abnormal foot structure, deformities, or osteoporosis...