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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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Fitness and Your Feet
... Proper fitness requires wearing the right clothes and shoes...

Walking and Your Feet
...Wear thick, absorbent socks (acrylic is preferable to cotton); dry feet well after bathing, paying special attention to the toes, and use powder before putting on shoes...

Aerobics
...Improper shoes, surfaces, or routines, and straining muscles by too vigorous a routine can lead to foot problems...

Cycling
...Some riders use cleated shoes or touring shoes with ribbed soles...

Orthotics
...Rigid orthotics The so-called rigid orthotic device, designed to control function, is often composed of a firm material such as plastic or carbon fiber, and is used primarily for walking or dress shoes...

Toenail Fungus FAQ
...You will be able to put on your shoes and walk out of the office, just as well as you walked in...

Toenail/Fingernail Fungus
...You will be able to put on your shoes and walk out of the office, just as well as you walked in...

Athlete's Foot
... Tips For avoiding Athlete's Foot: Keep your feet dry, allowing them to air out as much as possible Wear socks that draw moisture away from your feet and change them frequently if you perspire heavily Wear light, well-ventilated shoes Alternate pairs of shoes, allowing time for your shoes to dry each day Always wear waterproof shoes in public areas, such as pools, locker rooms, or communal showers Never borrow shoes due to the risk of spreading a fungal infection Treatment A mild case of athlete's foot will generally clear up on its own with over-the-counter antifungal creams and sprays...

Bone Spurs
... Identifying the cause of your bone spur, such as poor-fitting shoes or weight gain, is often times enough to reduce the pressure that is causing the pain...

What Are Bunions?
... Bunions develop due to prolonged abnormal pressure or motion on your big toe joint, most often caused by inherited structural defects, poor-fitting shoes, foot injuries, or congenital deformities...

Corns and Calluses
...We recommend the following for treating corns and calluses: Wear comfortable shoes and socks...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
...Your foot and ankle surgeon may advise changes to make with your shoes and may provide special inserts designed to improve arch support...

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)...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
...If these individuals wear shoes without adequate stability, their over-pronation could further aggravate the Achilles tendon...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
...Wear shoes, indoors and outdoors...

Ankle Sprain
...Ankle sprains commonly occur while participating in sports, wearing inappropriate shoes, or walking or running on an uneven surface...

Arch Supports
Arch supports are devices that are placed into one’s shoes to support the arch and diminish or eliminate pain...

Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus)
...Wearing the right kind of shoes is very important...

Capsulitis of the Second Toe
...It can feel like there’s a marble in the shoe or a sock is bunched up Swelling in the area of pain, including the base of the toe Difficulty wearing shoes Pain when walking barefoot In more advanced stages, the supportive ligaments weaken leading to failure of the joint to stabilize the toe...

Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot)
...The surgeon may also study the pattern of wear on the patient's shoes...

Contact Dermatitis
...This irritant is something with which the foot has come into contact, such as materials and chemicals with which shoes are made, poison ivy or harsh chemicals...

Dermatitis
...This irritant is something with which the foot has come into contact, such as materials and chemicals with which shoes are made, poison ivy or harsh chemicals...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
...Wear shoes, indoors and outdoors...

Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines
...Remember, your feet may not be able to feel a pebble or other foreign object, so always inspect your shoes before putting them on...

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
...The shoes decrease the chance of foot sores (ulcers) which can be caused by friction and pressure...

Equinus
...Other patients acquire the tightness from being in a cast, being on crutches, or frequently wearing high-heeled shoes...

Flatfoot-Adult Acquired
...Your foot and ankle surgeon may advise changes to make with your shoes and may provide special inserts designed to improve arch support...

Flatfoot-Flexible
...Your foot and ankle surgeon can provide you with custom orthotic devices for your shoes to give more support to the arches...

Flatfoot-Pediatric
...Most children with flatfoot have no symptoms, but some have one or more of the following symptoms: Pain, tenderness, or cramping in the foot, leg, and knee Outward tilting of the heel Awkwardness or changes in walking Difficulty with shoes Reduced energy when participating in physical activities Voluntary withdrawal from physical activities Diagnosis In diagnosing flatfoot, the foot and ankle surgeon examines the foot and observes how it looks when the child stands and sits...

Flexible Flatfoot
...Your foot and ankle surgeon can provide you with custom orthotic devices for your shoes to give more support to the arches...

Foot Odor
...The odor is produced by bacteria and/or fungus that grows in the shoes and attaches to the skin...

Fracture-Toe
...For example: A deformity in the bony architecture which may limit the ability to move the foot or cause difficulty in fitting shoes Arthritis, which may be caused by a fracture in a joint (the juncture where two bones meet), or may be a result of angular deformities that develop when a displaced fracture is severe or hasn’t been properly corrected Chronic pain and deformity Non-union, or failure to heal, can lead to subsequent surgery or chronic pain...

Haglund's Deformity
...The soft tissue near the Achilles tendon becomes irritated when the bony enlargement rubs against shoes...

Hallux Rigidus
...Shoes with a large toe box put less pressure on your toe...

Hammertoes
...This abnormal bending can put pressure on the toe when wearing shoes, causing problems to develop...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
...When you walk without shoes, you put undue strain and stress on your plantar fascia...

High-Arched Foot
...The surgeon may also study the pattern of wear on the patient's shoes...

Ingrown Toenails
...Avoid shoes that are loose, because they too cause pressure on the toes, especially when running or walking briskly...

Intermetatarsal Neuroma
...One of the most common offenders is wearing shoes that have a tapered toe box, or high-heeled shoes that cause the toes to be forced into the toe box...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...When buying new shoes, have an expert make sure they fit well...

Pediatric Flatfoot
...Most children with flatfoot have no symptoms, but some have one or more of the following symptoms: Pain, tenderness, or cramping in the foot, leg, and knee Outward tilting of the heel Awkwardness or changes in walking Difficulty with shoes Reduced energy when participating in physical activities Voluntary withdrawal from physical activities Diagnosis In diagnosing flatfoot, the foot and ankle surgeon examines the foot and observes how it looks when the child stands and sits...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...When buying new shoes, have an expert make sure they fit well...

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...

Plantar Fasciitis
...When you walk without shoes, you put undue strain and stress on your plantar fascia...

Plantar Fibroma
...When pain does occur, it is often caused by shoes pushing against the lump in the arch, although it can also arise when walking or standing barefoot...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
...Your foot and ankle surgeon may advise changes to make with your shoes and may provide special inserts designed to improve arch support...

Pump Bump (Hallux Rigidus)
...Shoes with a large toe box put less pressure on your toe...

Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot
...Frequent wearing of high-heeled shoes can also be a contributing factor...

Shin Splints
...Contributing causes are flat feet, calf tightness, improper training techniques, worn out or improper shoes/sneakers, as well as running or walking on uneven surfaces...

Shoe Inserts
Arch supports and shoe inserts are devices that are placed inside of shoes to support and align the foot and lower extremities (knees, hips, and lower back), thus preventing the progression of a foot deformity, improving the function of the foot, and diminishing or eliminating pain...

Smelly Feet
...The odor is produced by bacteria and/or fungus that grows in the shoes and attaches to the skin...

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...

Tailor's Bunion
...These symptoms occur when wearing shoes that rub against the enlargement, irritating the soft tissues underneath the skin and producing inflammation...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...For example: A deformity in the bony architecture which may limit the ability to move the foot or cause difficulty in fitting shoes Arthritis, which may be caused by a fracture in a joint (the juncture where two bones meet), or may be a result of angular deformities that develop when a displaced fracture is severe or hasn’t been properly corrected Chronic pain and deformity Non-union, or failure to heal, can lead to subsequent surgery or chronic pain...

Turf Toe
...There has also been some indication that less-supportive flexible shoes worn on artificial turf are also to blame...

Ulcers/Wounds
...They can be caused by excess pressure due to ill-fitting shoes, long periods in bed, or after an injury that breaks the skin...

Wounds/Ulcers
...They can be caused by excess pressure due to ill-fitting shoes, long periods in bed, or after an injury that breaks the skin...