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 ...

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's Neuroma
What is Morton’s Neuroma? A neuroma occurs when your nerve tissue becomes compressed and thickens as a result of this compression, causing pain, numbness, tingling and burning. While neuromas can develop in other areas of your foot, the most common is called Morton’s Neuroma (also called Intermetatarsal Neuroma), which is located between your 3rd and 4th toes. ...

Achilles Tendon Rupture

Achilles Tendon Rupture
Your Achilles Tendon is located at the back of your calf, just above your heel bone. An Achilles Tendon rupture occurs when the tendon tissue tears and separates into two pieces. Ruptures are also known as “complete” tendon tears. Causes Achilles Tendon ruptures can be caused by: Increased level of physical activity Sports that involve ...

Proper Footwear for Plantar Fasciitis

Proper Footwear for Plantar Fasciitis
What is “Proper Footwear”? When it comes to treatments for Plantar Fasciitis, one of the top recommendations is proper footwear…but what does this mean? First of all, not everyone with Plantar Fasciitis will have the same needs when it comes to footwear, but something that everyone should do is ensure that their footwear actually fits. Shoes ...

Plantar Fasciosis

Plantar Fasciosis
What is Plantar Fasciosis? Plantar Fasciosis (also known as Plantar Fasciopathy) occurs when the plantar fascia tissue begins to degenerate where it attaches to the heel bone. Generally, it’s thought to be an advanced form of Plantar Fasciitis. If you have severe Plantar Fasciitis that is left untreated or improperly treated, your plantar fascia will ...

Overpronation

Overpronation
What Is Overpronation? Overpronation occurs when the foot rolls inward excessively, causing the shock of your footfalls to be absorbed by your ankles, legs, hips, knees and other areas of your lower body. This can cause irritation and inflammation of the foot and ankle tissues, leading to the development of issues such as Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs, Posterior ...