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Why does an orthotic work instead of an exercise for hammertoe?

It depends on whether the hammer toes are due to functional problems or are fixed. If the proximal interphalangeal joint can be passively extended, then an orthotic can help. If the passive issue is ...
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What is the name of the condition where your foot is much larger when standing than when sitting?

Where the tissues swell when you do a lot of standing but don't when you're recumbent, or less obvious when you're sitting - is called dependent edema. What are the causes for dependent edema? ...
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