Article Tagged ‘ Foot Pain ’

Lisfranc Injuries- A Common Misdiagnosis

Some say that Lisfranc injuries are rare, but that may be due to the fact that up to 20% of Lisfranc injuries are misdiagnosed as a sprain by physicians. The reason for this may be the methods for determining the type of injury the patient has based on first evaluation. The different types of tests […]

The Top of My Foot Hurts, Why?

You’ve been going about your afternoon as normal and when you finally decided to wind down for the day.  You take your shoes off, put your feet up and then you stretch your feet and- ouch! The top of your foot feels sore and tight. Why? This could be a sign of Extensor Tendinitis! The […]

Sports and Foot Pain in Children

Spring is here and that means soccer and baseball season. Foot pain in children can be very common, especially when they are active in sports.  Some sports injuries can be avoided with a little extra care and knowledge. Other conditions just seem to be a part of growing up. Fortunately, your child should grow out of them over […]

How to Reduce Pain from High Heels

High heels, you either love ‘em or you hate ‘em.  They add that special touch that every outfit needs, but they don’t provide any special treatment to our feet!  Many of us continue to wear high heels even if they cause pain, all for the sake of fashion. Then, there is the other group that […]

Selecting the Best Shoes for Wide Feet

  Shopping for shoes that are both cute and comfortable can be a daunting task in itself; but if you have wide feet, it can be even more challenging.  Finding shoes that fit your feet properly is crucial in preventing discomfort and the development of other foot conditions.  Having a poorly fitting shoe can lead […]

Could You Be Suffering from Bursitis?

Are you having difficulty moving one or both of your feet? Do the joints in your toes feel inflamed or swollen? Do you have pain in the ball of your foot, the base of your big toe joint or at your heel?  Are your feet achy?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, […]

Tendinitis of the Lower Extremities

What is Tendinitis? Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon- a thick fibrous cord that attaches the muscle to bone. While tendinitis can occur in any of your tendons, tendinitis in the lower extremities include your knees and ankles. Common types of tendinitis include: Achilles tendinitis, posterior tibial tendinitis, peroneal tendinitis & patellar tendinitis (patella […]

Haglund’s Deformity or “Pump Bump”

From Top to Bottom: 1. Location of bursa and Achilles tendon and site of irritation.  2. X-ray of heel showing Haglund’s Deformity. 3. Physical site on heel of Haglund’s Deformity.   Have you ever wondered what that painful bump on the back of your heel is? It could be a blister, but more likely, it […]

Signs of Infections of the Foot: 101

Most skin infections may resolve on their own or can be treated through antibiotics, but if left untreated, some infections can ultimately lead to hospitalization, surgery or amputation. It is important to see a podiatrist when you’re experiencing any foot abnormality. They can diagnose the problem and determine the best mode of treatment. A foot […]

How to Improve Foot and Leg Pain with Prescription Orthotics

If you are experiencing pain related to your foot, ankle prescription orthotics may be the solution to your discomfort. They can usually be part of the recommended treatment plan for common foot problems like:  heel pain, bunions, shin splints, metatarsalgia. There are two types of orthotic inserts: Functional & Accommodative. Functional orthotics are used to […]