Location of Foot Pain

Location of Foot Pain
Sometimes the location of our foot pain can help us determine what injury or condition is causing that pain. Here are the locations of the foot where the pain may be felt, and some of the corresponding injuries and conditions (some of which may be felt in more than one area): Top of Foot Pain in the ...

How to Avoid Plantar Fasciitis Surgery

How to Avoid Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
Why You Want to Avoid Surgery When it comes to any injury, surgery should always be a last resort. Non-invasive treatment methods are always preferred. Surgery is sometimes thought to be a “quick fix” that will get you back to your usual activities faster than the conservative method, but this simply isn’t true. Surgery comes ...

Extensor Tendonitis Exercises

What is Extensor Tendonitis? Extensor Tendonitis occurs when the extensor tendons in the foot become irritated and inflamed. This is often caused by shoes that are too tight and run against the top of the foot, especially in runners. The Extensor Tendons are vulnerable due to the fact that there is very little fat on ...

Insertional vs. Non-Insertional Achilles Tendonitis

Insertional vs. Non-Insertional Achilles Tendonitis
What is Achilles Tendonitis? Achilles Tendonitis occurs when the Achilles Tendon in the back of your ankle becomes irritated and inflamed. This is usually due to overuse. There are two types of Achilles Tendonitis, affecting two different areas of the tendon. These are: Insertional Achilles Tendonitis Insertional Achilles Tendonitis affects the tendon at the insertion ...

Plantar Fasciitis Causes

Plantar Fasciitis Causes
Repetitive Strain Repeated injury to the Plantar Fascia over time can lead to the development of Plantar Fasciitis. This can be caused by activities such as running or playing sports. It can also be from spending all day on your feet at work. If these activities are causing small tears every time you do them, ...

Plantar Fasciitis — Differential Diagnosis

Plantar Fasciitis -- Differential Diagnosis
You may think you have Plantar Fasciitis because you have foot pain, but you may actually have one of these conditions: Heel Spurs Heel Spurs are often confused with Plantar Fasciitis as the pain is located in the same area — right below the heel of the foot. The symptoms of Heel Spurs are also ...

Claw Toe

Claw Toe
What is Claw Toe? Claw Toe is a foot deformity that occurs when the bottom part of your toe points up and the top part of your toe curls under, making it look like a claw. Claw Toe is often confused with Hammer Toe, but these are two different conditions. In cases of Claw Toe, ...

Ganglion Cysts in the Feet

Ganglion Cysts in the Feet
What is a Ganglion Cyst? A ganglion cyst is a benign mass of tissue that forms below the skin. They are most likely to develop in the wrist but are also common in the foot. Ganglion cysts can vary from large to small in size, can decrease or increase in size over time, or even ...

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 ...

Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
What is Sinus Tarsi Syndrome? Sinus Tarsi Syndrome occurs when the soft tissue in the sinus tarsi area of your ankle becomes inflamed. The sinus tarsi is a bony space on the outside part of the ankle, located between the ankle bone and the heel bone. This area is also known as the subtalar joint. If ...