A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe, the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place. This forces the toe to bend toward the others, causing an often painful lump of bone on the foot. More.
Hammertoe is the general term used to describe an abnormal contraction or “buckling” of the toe because of a partial or complete dislocation of one of the joints of the toe or the joint where the toe joins with the rest of the foot. More.
Plantar fasciitis/heel pain syndrome is an inflammation of a thick band of tissue at the bottom of the foot called the plantar fascia. More.
The Effect of Diabetes on the Feet
People with diabetes can develop many different foot problems. Even ordinary problems can get worse and lead to serious complications. Foot problems most often happen when there is nerve damage, also called neuropathy, which results in loss of feeling in your feet. Poor blood flow or changes in the shape of your feet or toes may also cause problems. More.
Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon, the structure that connects a muscle to its bone. More.
Ganglion and Other Deep CystsSynovial Cysts, Ganglionic Cyst and Cutaneous Mucous Cysts
Synovial cysts, ganglia and cutaneous mucoid cysts are essentially the same thing. All three refer to a fluid filled mass under the skin.More.
Stress Fracture/March Fracture
Stress fractures are an injury to bone caused by unaccustomed stress from running, marching, or walking. They are often seen in military recruits or athletes as they increase their training. They may also be seen in people with hormonal imbalances or prior surgery that has altered the way their foot or ankle functions. More.
An ankle sprain is a common injury and usually results when the ankle is twisted, or inverted. The term “sprain” signifies injury to the soft tissues, usually the ligaments, of the ankle. An ankle sprain is a common injury and usually results when the ankle is twisted, or inverted. The term “sprain” signifies injury to the soft tissues, usually the ligaments, of the ankle. More.
Morton’s Neuroma Intermetatarsal Neuroma
A neuroma is a swelling or scarring of a small nerve that connects to two of your toes and provides sensation to these toes. The symptoms can come and go depending on activity, shoe style and even, weather. They consist of pain or numbness, usually affecting the 3rd and 4th toes, counting from the big toe. More.