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Gabriel J. Halperin, DPM
3616 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063

323-264-6157


Podiatrist
3616 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063

The podiatrists at Gabriel J. Halperin, DPM treat foot and ankle problems such as heel pain, diabetic foot care, bunions and shockwave therapy in Los Angeles, CA.


Podiatry Factoid

One-fourth of all the bones in the human body are down in your feet. When these bones are out of alignment, so is the rest of the body.
Enchondroma

Small tumors called enchondromas can sometimes form in the bone beneath the toenail.

An enchondroma is a fairly common benign tumor, which is the most common bone tumor of the hands and feet. The tumor can involve large portions of the bones, causing thinning of the cortex. This can weaken the bone and cause it to break spontaneously. When enchondromas occur in the small bone in the end of the toe, they can cause pain that may mimic the pain of ingrown toenails. Ollier's Disease, also known as enchondromatosis, frequently occurs in the small bones in the hands and toes (phalanges) and the long bones behind the phalanges called metatarsals. Maffucci's Syndrome is a very rare form of enchondromatosis associated with multiple soft tissue hemangiomas. This tumor frequently occurs in the hands and feet, and has a greater tendency toward malignant transformation than Ollier's Disease.