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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
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, including, but not limited to sprains and fractures, bunions, heel pain/spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns, calluses and many types of infections or other injuries...

Fitness and Your Feet
... The following are common ailments caused by improper foot care during exercise: Athlete's foot; Blisters; Corns and calluses; and Heel pain (including heel spurs)...

Bone Spurs
Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, can occur anywhere in the skeletal system, and the feet are no exception...

Hallux Rigidus
...If you wait until bone spurs develop, your condition is likely to be more difficult to manage...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
...Sometimes heel spurs are found in patients with plantar fasciitis, but these are rarely a source of pain...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
...Bone spurs can also limit the movement of the joint...

Plantar Fasciitis
...Sometimes heel spurs are found in patients with plantar fasciitis, but these are rarely a source of pain...

Pump Bump (Hallux Rigidus)
...If you wait until bone spurs develop, your condition is likely to be more difficult to manage...