Foot and Ankle
When considering treatments for the foot or ankle, it's essential that you receive effective and accurate diagnosis of your problem, major or minor. Finding the cause of foot and ankle pain can be a difficult task. Your doctor will use information about your symptoms, your examination, imaging studies and other tests to determine the cause of your symptoms.
Heel pain is a common complaint that can be caused by one of several conditions. Patients with heel pain often have symptoms when walking or standing for long periods. Treatment of heel pain consists of rest, shoe inserts, and simple exercises to help ease the symptoms.
Ankle pain is a common complaint with many causes. Determining the cause of your symptoms may be straightforward, or it may require special tests to make a diagnosis. Once the cause of your ankle pain can be determined, appropriate treatment can begin.
Arch pain is a common foot complaint. Arch pain, also sometimes called a strain, often causes inflammation and a burning sensation under the arch of the foot. Treatment of arch pain often consists of adaptive footwear and inserts.
Symptoms of foot pain cause problems under the ball of the forefoot. Foot pain in this area, often referred to as metatarsalgia, can be debilitating. Treatment of ball of the foot pain can usually be accomplished with footwear and shoe inserts.
Posterior Heel Pain
Heel pain is a common complaint, but diagnosing the cause of the problem can be a difficult task. Learn about causes of posterior heel pain and what treatments are available for posterior heel pain.
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is due to irritation and inflammation of the tight tissue that forms the arch of the foot. Common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include heel pain with prolonged walking and standing.
A heel spur is a condition that is closely related to plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a hook of bone that forms where the plantar fascia attaches to the heel bone.
An ankle sprain results when the ligaments of the foot are either stretched too far or tear due to the injury. Treatment of an ankle sprain is important to get back to activity quickly.
High Ankle Sprain
A high a sprain is a term used to describe an injury to the ligaments that connect the two bones of the lower leg. The ligament, called a syndesmosis, joins the bones together and runs from the knee to the ankle. In a high ankle sprain, the syndesmosis is injured.
A common fungal infection of the feet, athlete's foot can be a difficult problem to solve. Tips on prevention and treatment of this condition.
Achilles Tendinitis & Rupture
Achilles tendinitis causes pain at the back of the calf, and may result in a rupture of the Achilles tendon in severe cases.
Posterior Tibial Tendinitis
Posterior tibial tendinitis is an uncommon problem of one of the major tendons in the foot. Problems with this tendon can be debilitating.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Information about tarsal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in the back of the foot. Information including common symptoms and treatment methods.
Lederhose's disease is a condition that causes the formation of nodules within the feet. These nodules may be painful bumps on the sole of the foot. Lederhose's disease may be seen in association with Dupuytren's disease of the hand.
While flat feet may not be a problem themselves, they often lead to overpronation, and a predisposition to common overuse injuries.
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