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 ...

Bad Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Advise Part 2

Orthotics Why Doctors Recommend It? Orthotics are orthopedic devices made of lightweight materials that range in complexity from simple shoe inserts that are bought over-the-counter to custom-made pieces that require impressions, casting, and computer technology to create. The two should not be confused with each other because there is a great difference in effectiveness and ...

Bottom of Foot Pain

Below is a list of the more common problems that foot specialists see on a regular basis, but this list is not inclusive. Plantar Fasciitis Plantar fasciitis is pain due to inflammation of the ligament that connects the heel to the metatarsals, and raises the arch in your foot. The pain of plantar fasciitis is ...