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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Taping Applications for Foot Tendonitis

Taping Applications for Foot Tendonitis
Below are examples of taping applications for 4 major types of Foot Tendonitis: Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Peroneal Tendonitis and Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis. Please keep in mind that these are only examples. There are many different ways to tape an injury. The internet is full of various examples and instructions. An important thing to remember ...

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 ...

Plantar Fascia Release

Plantar Fascia Release
What is Plantar Fascia Release? Plantar Fascia Release is a surgical procedure that is designed to relieve the tension on the plantar fascia by “releasing” it from the heel bone. The procedure may also involve the removal of the damaged portion of the plantar tissue. There is also something called a “Partial Release” procedure, where ...

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 ...