Plantar Fasciitis Myths

Plantar Fasciitis Myths
Orthotics & Insoles Orthotics and other shoe inserts are often peddled as a treatment, and even cure, for Plantar Fasciitis. They are promoted as providing support for the Plantar Fascia, but they will only make your situation worse. Orthotics and arch support put unneeded upward pressure on your Plantar Fascia, which can cause further damage ...

Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis
What is Sesamoiditis? Sesamoiditis occurs when the tendons that surround the sesamoid bones in your big toe become irritated and inflamed. The sesamoid bones within the big toe can also be fractured, but this will present with immediate pain, whereas pain caused by Sesamoiditis begins gradually and increases with continued activity. Sesamoiditis is considered a form of ...

Taping Applications for Foot Tendonitis

Taping Applications for Foot Tendonitis
Below are examples of taping applications for 4 major types of Foot Tendonitis: Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Peroneal Tendonitis and Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis. Please keep in mind that these are only examples. There are many different ways to tape an injury. The internet is full of various examples and instructions. An important thing to remember ...

Plantar Fascia Release

Plantar Fascia Release
What is Plantar Fascia Release? Plantar Fascia Release is a surgical procedure that is designed to relieve the tension on the plantar fascia by “releasing” it from the heel bone. The procedure may also involve the removal of the damaged portion of the plantar tissue. There is also something called a “Partial Release” procedure, where ...

Charcot Foot

Charcot Foot
What Is Charcot Foot? Charcot Foot is a very serious condition that occurs when the bones in your foot weaken due to neuropathy (nerve damage). This weakening of the bone causes bone fractures, which can lead to foot deformity and disability if left untreated.   Causes Charcot Foot and neuropathy are both associated with diabetes. Having diabetes ...

Total Ankle Replacement

Total Ankle Replacement
What is a Total Ankle Replacement? Also known as a Total Ankle Arthroplasty (TAA), a Total Ankle Replacement is usually performed in cases of ankle arthritis where there has been significant damage to the ankle bone and cartilage. During the procedure, the damaged ankle bone and cartilage are removed and replaced with artificial components. The purpose ...

Peroneal Tendon Subluxation

Peroneal Tendon Subluxation
What is Peroneal Tendon Subluxation? The Peroneal Tendons connect the Peroneal Muscles in your lower leg to bones in your ankle and foot. The Peroneal Tendons are contained in a tunnel that is made of fibrous tissue known as the Peroneal Retinaculum. The purpose of the Peroneal Retinaculum is to help keep the Peroneal Tendons in place. ...

Morton’s Neuroma Surgery

Morton's Neuroma Surgery
What is Morton’s Neuroma Surgery? Morton’s Neuroma Surgery involves the removal of the neuroma (benign tumor) itself, as well as the affected nerve. In cases where non-surgical treatment for a Morton’s Neuroma is unsuccessful, surgery may be required. What Should I Expect? Surgery to remove a Morton’s Neuroma is usually done under general anesthetic, though local anesthetic ...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Surgery

Posterior Tibial Tendon Surgery
When it comes to Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD), there are a number of different surgical options. Surgery for Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction should only be considered if conservative treatments have failed to help. In most cases, conservative treatment methods for Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction are successful. Ask your doctor if surgery is right for ...

Flexor Tendonitis

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 ...