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Non-Healing foot ulcers usually begin as an area of redness on the skin, which eventually breaks down over time, resulting in an open wound in the skin that will not heal. Ulcers may be caused by underlying medical conditions or personal habits.

A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes, and is commonly located on the bottom of the foot. 

A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. It occurs when some of the bones in the front part of your foot move out of place. This causes the tip of your big toe to get pulled toward the smaller toes and forces the joint at the base of your big toe to stick out.

A bunionette (also known as a tailor's bunion) is a painful bony prominence, or bump, on the outside of the little (pinky) toe.

A heel spur is a calcium deposit causing a bony protrusion on the underside of the heel bone. On an X-ray, a heel spur can extend forward by as much as a half-inch. 

Foot fractures may be caused by falls, twisting, or direct impact of a foot against a hard object. They cause considerable pain, which is usually made worse by putting weight on the foot.

A laceration is a cut through the skin. Deep cuts may require stitches. Minor cuts may be treated with surgical tape closures or skin glue.

Clubfoot refers to a condition in which a newborn's foot or feet appear to be rotated internally at the ankle. The foot points down and inwards, and the soles of the feet face each other. 

Flatfoot deformity is a chronic condition where the soft tissues on the inside of the foot & ankle are subjected to repetitive load bearing during walking and standing.

Intoeing means that when a child walks or runs, the feet turn inward instead of pointing straight ahead. It is commonly referred to as being "pigeon-toed." Intoeing is often first noticed by parents when a baby begins walking, but children at various ages may display intoeing for different reasons.

Intoeing means that when a child walks or runs, the feet turn inward instead of pointing straight ahead. It is commonly referred to as being "pigeon-toed." Intoeing is often first noticed by parents when a baby begins walking, but children at various ages may display intoeing for different reasons.

Charcot foot is a condition causing weakening of the bones in the foot that can occur in people who have significant nerve damage (neuropathy). The bones are weakened enough to fracture, and with continued walking, the foot eventually changes shape. As the disorder progresses, the joints collapse and the foot takes on an abnormal shape, such as a rocker-bottom appearance.

Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves), often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body.

Morton's neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third and fourth toes. Morton's neuroma may feel as if you are standing on a pebble in your shoe or on a fold in your sock.

An infected foot is often painful and can make it difficult to walk. An infection can occur after an injury to your foot. Bacteria can get into a wound, such as a cut or a skin crack, and cause an infection.

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. It can cause pain and stiffness in any joint in the body and is common in the small joints of the foot and ankle.

There are more than 100 forms of arthritis, many of which affect the foot and ankle. All types can make it difficult to walk and perform activities you enjoy.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that attacks multiple joints throughout the body. It most often starts in the small joints of the hands and feet, and usually affects the same joints on both sides of the body.

More than 90% of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) develop symptoms in the foot and ankle over the course of the disease.

Gout is a common and complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone. It's characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in one or more joints, most often in the big toe.

Foot amputation is surgery to remove part or all of your foot. As much healthy bone, skin, blood vessel, and nerve tissue as possible will be left. 

Foot tendon tears are usually caused by a fall on the foot or sudden pressure on the tendon. It can also be caused by repetitive use of the foot and ankle in ways that put stress on the tendon.

Syndactyly is a condition that causes webbed toes or fingers and is characterized by the fusion of 2 or more toes or fingers.

Syndactyly is a condition that causes webbed toes or fingers and is characterized by the fusion of 2 or more toes or fingers.

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The following is a list of the most common Foot and Ankle Disorders treated by Dr. Khumalo:

​Dr. Khumalo is credentialed at the following hospitals for surgery:

BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL- UNION CITY

WEST TENNESSEE HEALTHCARE VOLUNTEER HOSPITAL- MARTIN, TN 

The following is a list of the most common Foot and Ankle Disorders treated by Dr. Khumalo:

A condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the flesh.

The condition usually affects the big toe.

The term foot fungus describes superficial fungal infections of the foot. These infections can affect the outer layers of the skin, hair, and nails. Two of the most common foot fungi infections are tinea pedis and onychomycosis.

If you stub your toe or drop something heavy on your feet, you may develop a subungual hematoma, which is blood trapped beneath the toenail. This gives the toenail a red, black, or purple discoloration.

A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. It occurs when some of the bones in the front part of your foot move out of place. This causes the tip of your big toe to get pulled toward the smaller toes and forces the joint at the base of your big toe to stick out.

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