Gout of the Foot

What is Gout? Gout occurs when there is a build up of uric acid in the body, which causes the uric acid to crystallize and deposit in your joints. The base of the big toe is the most common place for gout to develop. Gout is actually a form of arthritis and causes the affected ...

Pes Cavus (High Arches)

What is Pes Cavus? Pes Cavus is also known as “Cavus Foot” or “Clawfoot” and is a condition where the arch in the foot is higher than average. This is the opposite of flatfoot. This condition places a large amount of stress on the Metatarsals (ball) and heel of your foot. Causes In many cases, ...

Feet & Pregnancy

How Does Pregnancy Affect the Feet? Many pregnant women experience changes in their feet during pregnancy, such as: Foot swelling Foot pain Increase in foot size These changes are most commonly seen in the third trimester. What Causes These Changes? Foot pain, foot swelling, and increase in foot size during during pregnancy may be caused by several ...

Flat Feet

What are “Flat Feet”? Having flat feet (or fallen arches) means that you don’t have a visible arch in your foot. Babies and toddlers have flat feet because arches actually don’t develop until childhood. This is known as flexible flatfoot because while the arch may not be visible when the baby or toddler is standing, it ...

Tarsal Coalition

What Is Tarsal Coalition? Tarsal Coalition occurs when there is an abnormal connection between the tarsal bones in your foot. This condition most commonly affects children and teens aged 9-16. Causes Tarsal Coalition usually develops before a child is born, due to a gene mutation that prevents the tarsal bones from forming properly. Other causes include ...

Kohler’s Disease

What is Kohler’s Disease? Kohler’s Disease occurs when the blood vessels and nerves in the arch of the foot become compressed. This is a rare condition that affects children between the ages of 6 and 9. Kohler’s Disease usually occurs in one foot rather than both. Causes Kohler’s Disease usually develops when the tarsal navicular bone ...

Heel Bursitis

Heel Bursitis
What Is Heel Bursitis? Bursitis of the heel (also known as retrocalcaneal bursitis) occurs when the bursa at the back of your heel becomes irritated and inflamed. A bursa is a small sac filled with fluid that helps the joints in your body stay lubricated. Heel Bursitis often occurs along with Achilles Tendonitis. Causes Heel ...

Arthritis of the Foot & Ankle

Arthritis of the Foot & Ankle
Arthritis occurs when certain joints in your body become painful, stiff and inflamed. The foot and ankle are two of the most common areas for arthritis to first develop. If you have arthritis of the foot and/or ankle, you will notice that walking, standing and other physical activities are difficult and painful. Types of Arthritis When it ...

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's Neuroma
What is Morton’s Neuroma? A neuroma occurs when your nerve tissue becomes compressed and thickens as a result of this compression, causing pain, numbness, tingling and burning. While neuromas can develop in other areas of your foot, the most common is called Morton’s Neuroma (also called Intermetatarsal Neuroma), which is located between your 3rd and 4th toes. ...

Achilles Tendon Rupture

Achilles Tendon Rupture
Your Achilles Tendon is located at the back of your calf, just above your heel bone. An Achilles Tendon rupture occurs when the tendon tissue tears and separates into two pieces. Ruptures are also known as “complete” tendon tears. Causes Achilles Tendon ruptures can be caused by: Increased level of physical activity Sports that involve ...