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A tailor’s bunion is a common name for a bunionette, a deformity of the metatarsophalangeal joint at the base of the little toe characterized by the enlargement of bone or tissue.
Talipes equinovarus is the scientific term for clubfoot, a common deformity in which a newborn baby is born with one or both feet in an unnatural position.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a painful foot condition characterized by the posterior tibial nerve being compressed in the tarsal tunnel passage located on the inside of the ankle. It creates a burning feeling in the ankles, feet and lower legs.
Tenderfoot is a slang term for an inexperienced person as well as someone who’s new at the practice of walking and jogging barefoot (a relatively new health trend called earthing).
Tennis Toe is another term for subungual hematoma (more often referred to as black toenail), which is toenail discoloration due to a pool of blood collecting underneath the nail.
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Thromboangiitis obliterans is another term for Buerger's Disease, which is a disease of the leg and arm blood vessels most always associated with smoking.
Tibial torsion is a type of pigeon toe in which a child's feet point inward due to rotation of the tibial (lower leg) bone.
Tinea pedis is the medical term for Athlete's foot, which is a common fungal infection of the feet and toes. The condition is also sometimes called ringworm of the foot and jungle rot.
Tinea unguium is another word for a fungal infection of the toenail. Fungal toenail infections are also medically referred to as onychomycosis.
Toe cramps are characterized by a harmless yet painful tightening of the muscles in the toes. The cramping usually happens suddenly and takes some time to dissipate.
Toe separators are cushioned foam devices you slip between your toes to help spread the toes apart during pedicure polish application.
Toe walking is a condition in which a young child walks on his or her toes without putting much weight on the heel. Most children outgrow toe walking by age three.
Toenail fungus — also called onychomycosis — is a condition in which fungi are able to invade the nail and nail plate, creating an infection that is often difficult to treat.
A tophus (plural, tophi) is a large deposit of uric acid crystals in the body. They appear when hyperuricemia (high levels of uric acid in the blood) turns into gout.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a broad range of non-scientific medicinal practices that includes acupuncture, acupressure and massage. It can be used to treat common foot disorders.
Trench foot is a condition in which prolonged exposure to wet, cold and/or unsanitary conditions leads to the feet being infected, swollen and either red or pale.
Commonly referred to as a muscle knot, a trigger point is a tight, painful area within the body’s myofascia (the muscle tissue and connective tissues in and around it).
Tropical phagedena is another term for tropical ulcer, which is a skin legion typically occurring in cutaneous leishmaniasis, a skin infection caused by the bite of a sand fly
A tropical ulcer, also known as jungle rot, is a skin legion typically occurring in cutaneous leishmaniasis, a skin infection caused by the bite of a sand fly