In-depth

Foot drop

Foot drop is a general term used to describe difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. Treatment depends on the underlying cause.

Gene therapy

Gene therapy is an experimental treatment that involves altering genes in a person's cells to stop disease.

Genetic testing

Genetic testing is used to detect altered genes that may cause illness or disease. Although genetic testing can offer important health information, it has limitations.

Hammertoe and mallet toe

Hammertoe and mallet toe commonly occur because of crowded shoes. Treatments include roomier shoes, shoe inserts and, occasionally, surgery.

Knee braces

A knee brace may reduce osteoarthritis pain in your knee by shifting the force of your weight off the damaged part of your knee when you walk.

Numbness

Feb. 14, 2013

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