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Pes Planus Explained

OverviewFallen arches are a condition of the feet that can cause pain and discomfort. Normally, you should see an arch in the bottom of your foot. That arch is created by the tendons in your feet. The tendons pull, which forms the arch. So…

Do You Understand Heel Soreness?

OverviewEvery mile you walk puts tons of stress on each foot. Your feet can handle a heavy load, but too much stress pushes them over their limits. When you pound your feet on hard surfaces playing sports or wear shoes that irritate sensit…

Real And Apparent Leg Length Discrepancy

OverviewThe bone is lengthened by surgically applying an external fixation device to the leg. The external fixator, a scaffold-like frame, is connected to the bone with wires, pins, or both. A small crack is made in the bone and the frame …

Leg Length Discrepancy Women

OverviewEpiphysiodesis is a surgical option designed to slow down the growth of the long leg over a period of months to years. It is only used in growing children. The operation involves a general anaesthetic. Small incisions are made arou…

Dealing With Mortons Neuroma

OverviewMorton?s neuroma is inflammation, thickening, or enlargement of the nerve between the bones of the toes (metatarsal bones). The condition is also called intermetatarsal neuroma. The thickening is usually found between bones of the …

Are Shoe Lifts The Ideal Solution To Leg Length Imbalances

There are two different kinds of leg length discrepancies, congenital and acquired. Congenital indicates that you are born with it. One leg is structurally shorter compared to the other. As a result of developmental periods of aging, the h…

What Causes Inferior Calcaneal Spur

Overview A heel spur is a painful condition that is caused by the accumulation of excessive calcium under the heel of the foot. The heel bone is made up of a large structure called the calcaneus, which is connected to the bottom of the foo…

Ways To Diagnose Calcaneal Spur

Overview Heel spurs are abnormal bony growths that develop at the back of or under the heel. Inflammation around a spur, more so than the spur itself, can cause significant pain. Fortunately, symptoms can be eased with non-surgical treatme…

What Is Bursitis Of The Feet?

Overview Retrocalcaneal bursitis is closely related to Haglund?s Deformity (or ?pump bumps?). If you have a bony enlargement on the back of the heel that rubs the Achilles tendon, it can cause the formation of a bursa (small fluid filled s…

Could Neuropathy Cause Hammertoes

Overview Many disorders can affect the joints in the toes, causing pain and preventing the foot from functioning as it should. A hammertoe occurs when the joint at the end of the toe cannot straighten. Excessive rubbing of the hammer toe a…

How To Treat Hammer Toes Without Surgery

Overview The smallest four toes of each foot have three bony segments connected by two joints, just as the fingers do. Hammer toes is a deformity in which one or more of the small toes develops a bend at the joint between the first and sec…

Bunions Cause And Effect

Overview A bunion is generally considered as an enlargement of the joint (a lump of bone) at the base and side of the big toe (specifically, the first metatarsophalangeal joint). Bunions form when the toe moves out of place. As the big toe…

The Truth Regarding Over-Pronation

Overview One of the most common causes of foot and leg discomfort is a condition known as overpronation. Normal pronation, or "turning inward" of the foot is necessary as the foot adapts to the ground. With over pronation, the arch flatten…

What Exactly Is Severs Disease?

Overview Severs? disease usually presents with pain in either one or both of a sufferer?s heels. The area can be sore or tender, particularly first thing in the morning or after squeezing. Because the pain is focussed on the heel, an impor…

The Treatments And Causes

Overview Adult flatfoot refers to a deformity that develops after skeletal maturity is reached. Adult flatfoot should be differentiated from constitutional flatfoot, which is a common congenital non-pathologic foot morphology. There are nu…

What Causes Heel Pain

Overview Heel Pain is one of the most common conditions treated by podiatrists. It is often a message that something is in need of medical attention. Pain that occurs right after an injury or early in an illness may play a protective role,…

Living With Achilles Tendinitis

Overview Achilles tendinitis (tendonitis) or Achilles tendon inflammation occurs when the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed, as a result, of the Achilles tendon being put under too much strain. The Achilles tendon joins the calf muscles to …

What Is Plantar Fasciitis And Simple Methods To Prevent It

Overview The plantar fascia is a strong, relatively inflexible, fibrous ligament band that runs through the bottom of the foot. That band helps to keep the complex arch system of the foot, absorb shock, plays a role in body balance and in …

What May Cause Heel Pain To Appear

Overview The plantar fascia is made up of 3 distinct parts: the medial, central, and lateral bands. The central plantar fascia is the thickest and strongest section, and this segment is also the most likely to be involved with plantar fasc…

What Will Cause Pain Under The Heel And Ways To Eliminate It

Overview There are many diagnoses within the differential of heel pain; however, plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain for which professional care is sought. Approximately 10% of the United States population experiences b…

What Causes Heel Pain

Overview The Plantar Fascia is a strong ligament-like structure under the arch of the foot that runs from the heel bone to the ball of the foot. If we could see it in isolation it has a triangular shape when looked at from underneath but h…

Symptoms Of Ingrown Toenail

Pain across the bottom of the foot at any point between the heel and the ball of the foot is often referred to as "arch pain” Although this description is non-specific, most arch pain is due to strain or inflammation Bunions Hard Skin of t…

Cure Plantar Fasciitis And Foot Pain

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Do Your Feet Hurt In The Morning

OUCH! Foot discomfort is a typical issue suffered by all ages of grownups. Today, making it through the day is difficult enough; unpleasant feet will only make it tougher. If you find yourself with foot discomfort when attempting to achiev…

What Are The Causes Of Hammer Toes?

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Mallet Toe And Its Causes

When the toe of a foot gets bent on the middle of the digit, there arises a condition that is commonly referred to as Hammer toe This condition targets the second, third and fifth toe of the foot most often. However, it should clearly not …

Everything You Wanted To Know About Foot Orthotics

It’s great that there are devices around now that areelectrically powered and indeed I would say that I will not be buying again anypedicure kit that is not motorised. Yousee, after the initial work is done the real quality comes from usin…

Does Myofascial Release Therapy Work?

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Bunion

Bunions are painful foot deformities that occur when the joint on the big toe sticks out from the foot, states the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The deformity can be worsened by wearing shoes that fit poorly or squeeze the toes…

Foot Care Of Manhattan

One final note on hammertoes involves the motivation for surgery in the first place. There are those who elect to have hammertoe surgery strictly for cosmetic reasons. A word of caution needs to be given for those who seek such treatment. …

Breaking Down A Broken Down Foot

For years my feet would itch like crazy and I just learned to live with it. Then, I started to develop dry patches all over my feet and these would not only itch, but split open and bleed. I found it almost impossible to put shoes on and g…