Heel Pain

Heel Pain
Heel Pain is usually felt underneath the heel or at the back of the heel. Heel Pain can be the result of an acute injury, but can also be caused by repetitive activities and overuse that puts a lot of strain on the heel. Causes Determining the cause of your Heel Pain can be difficult, as ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...