Clubfoot

Clubfoot
What is Clubfoot? Clubfoot is a condition present at birth in which one or both feet are twisted inward and downward. The condition can range from mild to severe. Treatment for clubfoot should start several weeks after birth, if possible. Causes While the exact cause of clubfoot is unknown, it is thought to be hereditary. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cuboid Syndrome

Cuboid Syndrome
What is Cuboid Syndrome? Cuboid Syndrome (also called cuboid subluxation) occurs when there is a partial dislocation of the cuboid bone, usually caused by an ankle injury. The cuboid is a small bone located on the outer side of the foot and is part of the calcaneocuboid joint. Causes Common causes of Cuboid Syndrome include ankle ...

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 ...

Lisfranc Injuries

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. Lisfranc injuries were originally discovered when soldiers fell from their horses with their foot caught in ...

Foot Tendonitis Exercises

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 ...