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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 neurological then exercises won't help as they won't be able to maintain the joint in the correct position when you're not doing the exercise, and you're not ...


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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? Although dependent edema is the most common cause for leg swelling, there is no easy explanation to why it happens. All that is known that it happens in certain ...


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