Hammer Toe

What is Hammer Toe A Hammer Toe deformity refers to an abnormal position of the toe, where one or more small toes buckle or bend-under, out of their normal position. A contracture of the toe occurs at the middle toe joint causing the toe to bend out of its normal straight position. As the toe ...

Plantar Fibroma

The most common disorder that occurs on the bottom of the foot and presents like a soft lump in the arch region is known as a Plantar Fibroma. This is a disorder where a soft tissue mass forms or develops within the plantar fascia which is located on the bottom of the foot. The plantar ...

Haglund’s Deformity

What is Haglund’s Syndrome Hagland’s syndrome is very painful. It can develop in one or both feet. When the section where the achilles tendon is located becomes inflamed, the tissue is enlarged. Wearing tight shoes will further aggravate the tissue, and eventually this could lead to bursitis. Bursitis is an inflammation of the fluid filled ...

Paroneal Tendonitis 1

Paroneal Tendonitis
What is the Peroneal Tendon? The peroneal tendon runs on the outside of the ankle just behind the bone called the fibula. There are two paroneal tendons that run along the back of the fibula. Peroneus Brevis The term brevis means short. The reason for this is because the peroneus brevis has a shorter muscle ...

Reduce Your Chances of Plantar Fasciitis

Runners Against Plantar Fasciitis If you’re a runner, your chances of getting plantar fasciitis are high. If you’re worried about having an old injury return, or do not want to develop this ailment, you can follow some of these steps to help prevent plantar fasciitis. Check your running form Many runners tense up their body ...

Tendonitis Vs. Tenosynovitis

What is Tenosynovitis? Tenosynovitis is the inflammation of the fluid-filled cover that protects the tendon. Most common in the wrist and hand, this condition can cause the finger to “stick” in a flexed position, this is called “stenosing”, or more commonly known as trigger finger.  What is Tendonitis? In another post regarding Tendonitis Vs. Tendonosis ...

Tendonitis Vs. Tendonosis 2

What are tendons? Tendons are bands of tissue that anchor the muscles to the bones. They have a lubricating cover keeps them where they are supposed to be. Having the ability to withstand tension, the tendons and muscles work together to help move bones. Definitions itis – means inflammation. The term tendonitis should be reserved ...

Wound Healing 1

If you have a soft tissue injury, your body has to heal itself. Painkillers help with the pain but they won’t heal anything — they just mask the pain. Only time will help heal you. Explained below are the four stages of the healing process. This cycle may take up to two years to complete. ...

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis
The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band located along the bottom of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar works with the Achilles tendon to store and return energy. By having these two muscles work together effectively, the plantar fascia stabilizes the inner forefoot creating a natural ...

Mortons Toe

Morton’s Toe can also be called “Royal Toe”, “LaMay Toe” and “Sheppard’s Toe”. Some people call it a disorder but it is mainly considered a normal variant of foot shape. Many people who have this abnormality have no problems with it. With it being a genetic inheritance, it makes up about 10% of the population. ...