Stone Bruise

Stone bruise is a bruise deep within the foot at the fat pad, usually caused when more pressure has been placed on that foot, such as when stepping on a hard object or when there has been been an impact injury. Also known as Metatarsalgia.  The pain is commonly by the head of the metatarsals, ...

Foot Drop

Foot drop is an abnormality in which the forefoot “drops”. It is caused  due to weakness, irritation or damage to the common fibular nerve including the sciatic nerve, or paralysis of the muscles in the anterior portion of the lower leg. It is usually a symptom of a greater problem, not a disease in itself. ...

Foot Tendonitis Vs. Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis and Foot Tendonitis are two very different conditions that can be difficult to tell apart. Both involve pain on the bottom of your foot, and both can have a huge impact on your quality of life. Knowing the difference between the two can make a big difference on your treatment as well – ...

Tendonitis Brace

Lots of people when experiencing pain, think that they need to use a brace in order to fix their problems. Most of the time, this is simply not the case. When experiencing any foot pain the rule is always the same. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation – especially for tendonitis. Tendonitis is a recurrent inflammatory issue ...

Tendinosis Treatment

Tendinosis is sometimes called chronic tendon injury, chronic tendinopathy, or chronic tendinitis, is just a damage to a tendon caused by micro tears that can easily be healed by the RICE method and patience. RICE The RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) can be followed to help control your symptoms. Resting is a good idea ...

What is Tendonitis?

What is Tendonitis?
Tendonitis is an irritation or inflammation of the tendon, which is a strong band that attaches muscle to bone. Tendonitis can be caused by repetitive motion or with sudden impact or strain to the affected limb. What Can You Do? Tendonitis can prevent you from doing every day tasks. It can make you unable to ...

Trigger Toe

What is Trigger Toe? Trigger Toe is much like Trigger Finger, but affects the big toe instead of one of your fingers. Trigger Toe causes the big toe to become stiff and “locked up”, so you are unable to move the toe like you should. In some cases, Trigger Toe can cause complete immobilization of the ...

Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendinopathy

Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendinopathy
What is Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendinopathy? The Flexor Hallucis Longus muscle is located in the lower leg, and attaches to the Flexor Hallucis Longus tendon. This tendon runs from the outside of the ankle, down the side of the foot. When the Flexor Hallucis Longus muscle becomes damaged from overuse, this also impacts the Flexor ...

Freiberg’s Disease

Freiberg's Disease
What is Freiberg’s Disease? Freiberg’s Disease (also known as Freiberg’s Infraction) is a type of osteochondroses that most commonly affects the second Metatarsal bone in the foot. Your Metatarsals are a group of 5 bones that are located in the mid-foot and are connected to your toe bones. Freiberg’s Disease is often associated with Metatarsalgia. ...

Osteochondroses of the Foot & Ankle

Osteochondroses of the Foot & Ankle
What are Osteochondroses? Osteochondroses are a group of conditions that affect children and teens. Osteochondroses involve the break down of the structure of a joint (tissue, bone) that is caused by a lack of blood supply. While there are several Osteochondroses that affect the foot and ankle (such as Kohler’s Disease and Freiberg’s Disease), there ...