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 ...

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 ...

Tarsal Coalition

Tarsal Coalition
What Is Tarsal Coalition? Tarsal Coalition occurs when there is an abnormal connection between the tarsal bones in your foot (the heel bone, talus bone, navicular bone, cuboid bone and cuneiform bone). This condition most commonly affects children and teens aged 9-16. Causes Tarsal Coalition is a congenital condition, meaning it’s present at birth, though it doesn’t ...

Kohler’s Disease

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, causing the tarsal navicular bone in the foot to lose some of its blood supply. This is a rare condition that affects children between the ages of 6 and 9. Kohler’s Disease usually occurs ...

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 ...

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 ...

Proper Footwear for Plantar Fasciitis

Proper Footwear for Plantar Fasciitis
What is “Proper Footwear”? When it comes to treatments for Plantar Fasciitis, one of the top recommendations is proper footwear…but what does this mean? First of all, not everyone with Plantar Fasciitis will have the same needs when it comes to footwear, but something that everyone should do is ensure that their footwear actually fits. Shoes ...

Overpronation

Overpronation
What Is Overpronation? Overpronation occurs when the foot rolls inward excessively, causing the shock of your footfalls to be absorbed by your ankles, legs, hips, knees and other areas of your lower body. This can cause irritation and inflammation of the foot and ankle tissues, leading to the development of issues such as Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs, Posterior ...

Foam Rolling for Foot Tendonitis?

Foam Rolling for Foot Tendonitis?
Is Foam Rolling Beneficial? Many people who suffer from Plantar Fasciitis (and other types of Foot Tendonitis) are told to use a foam roller. This is supposed to loosen up the soft tissue and help with recovery. While this may be beneficial when it comes to some injuries and conditions, it may not be the best ...