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 ...

Stress Fractures in the Foot

Stress Fractures in the Foot
What is a Stress Fracture? A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone that’s caused by repetitive strain. While stress fractures can occur in any bone, the bones in the feet are particularly vulnerable. This is due to the fact that the feet bear the weight of your body and absorb the impact ...

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 ...

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 ...

Feet & Pregnancy

Feet & Pregnancy
How Does Pregnancy Affect the Feet? Many pregnant women experience changes in their feet during pregnancy, such as: Foot swelling Foot pain Increase in foot size These changes are most commonly seen in the third trimester. What Causes These Changes? Foot pain, foot swelling, and increase in foot size during during pregnancy may be caused by several ...

Flat Feet

Flat Feet
What are “Flat Feet”? Having flat feet (or fallen arches) means that you don’t have a visible arch in your foot. Babies and toddlers have flat feet because arches actually don’t develop until childhood. This is known as flexible flatfoot because while the arch may not be visible when the baby or toddler is standing, it ...

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 ...

Arthritis of the Foot & Ankle

Arthritis of the Foot & Ankle
Arthritis occurs when certain joints in your body become painful, stiff and inflamed. The foot and ankle are two of the most common areas for arthritis to first develop. If you have arthritis of the foot and/or ankle, you will notice that walking, standing and other physical activities are difficult and painful. Types of Arthritis When it ...