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Podiatry Factoid

The human foot has been called the mirror of health. Foot doctors, or doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs), are often the first doctors to see signs of such systemic conditions as diabetes, arthritis, and circulatory disease in the foot. Among these signs are dry skin, brittle nails, burning and tingling sensations, feelings of cold, numbness, and discoloration. Always seek professional care when these signs appear.
Gordon Syndrome

Gordon Syndrome is an extremely rare disorder that belongs to a group of genetic disorders known as the Distal Arthrogryposes. These disorders typically involve stiffness and impaired mobility of certain joints of the lower arms and legs (distal extremities) including the knees, elbows, wrists, and/or ankles.

These joints tend to be permanently fixed in a bent or flexed position. Gordon Syndrome is characterized by the permanent fixation of several fingers in a flexed position, abnormal bending inward of the foot, and, less often, incomplete closure of the roof of the mouth (also called cleft palate). In some cases, additional abnormalities may also be present. The range and severity of symptoms may vary from case to case. Gordon Syndrome is thought to be an inherited condition.