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Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS) is an uncommon congenital abnormality that causes entrapment of fetal parts (usually a limb or digits) in fibrous amniotic bands while in utero. It can result in disfigured feet. ABS affects about one in every 1,200 births and is believed to be the cause of 178 in 10,000 miscarriages. Some researchers believe that ABS is caused by early amniotic rupture, which leads to the formation of fibrous strands that entangle limbs and appendages. Treatment may include surgical excision of the fibrous band and any necrotic tissue.

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Heel Pain Is A Common Foot Complaint.

Over 2.5 million people suffer from heel pain in the United States.

One of the complications of heel pain is the growth of bone on the underside of the heel bone known as a heel spur.

  • (ESWT) Shock Wave Therapy may be appropriate to resolve the pain.

  • ESWT is a non-surgical, non-invasive, FDA approved treatment.