Flexor Tendonitis

What is Flexor Tendonitis? Flexor Tendonitis occurs when the tendon that is responsible for bending the big toe becomes irritated and inflamed, causing pain. The Flexor Hallucis Longus muscle in your lower leg connects to the Flexor Hallucis Longus tendon, which runs down the inside of your ankle and foot to the big toe. Signs & Symptoms Signs and symptoms of ...

Lisfranc Injuries

What is a Lisfranc Injury? Lisfranc injuries affect the midfoot region and can range from a sprain, to a fracture, to a dislocation. Some Lisfranc injuries will result in broken bones, while others may only affect the joints and ligaments. Causes Causes of Lisfranc injuries include car accidents, falls, and dropping a heavy object onto the ...

Foot Tendonitis Exercises

While exercises can help improve strength, balance and range of motion, they should only be done at a certain point in the healing process. When you first become injured, your tissues are still very raw and fragile. Rest is important at this stage. Doing exercises when you’ve just been injured is a bad idea, as ...

Aging Feet

Aging Feet
How Does Aging Affect the Feet? As we age, our feet go through changes that may compromise our foot health: Our feet become longer and wider, causing our usual footwear to become tight and uncomfortable, which can lead to the development of bunions, corns, hammertoes and calluses The padding that naturally occurs in the heel and ...

Osteoporosis of the Foot

Osteoporosis of the Foot
What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis occurs when the bones become weak and brittle due to aging and an insufficient calcium intake. This often results in bone fractures. These fractures can occur from even the smallest of hits to the outside of the foot. For example, stubbing your toe on a piece of furniture could result in a ...

Os Trigonum Syndrome

Os Trigonum Syndrome
What is Os Trigonum Syndrome? The Os Trigonum is an extra bone at the back of the ankle that is present at birth, which only a small number of people have. Many people with this extra bone will never know they have it, since they will not experience any issues related to it. People with ...

Stress Fractures in the Foot

Stress Fractures in the Foot
What is a Stress Fracture? A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone that’s caused by repetitive strain. While stress fractures can occur in any bone, the bones in the feet are particularly vulnerable. This is due to the fact that the feet bear the weight of your body and absorb the impact ...

Gout of the Foot

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)

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 Causes of Pes Cavus ...

Feet & Pregnancy

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 ...