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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 […]

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 […]

When Toenails Look Like a Ram’s Horn

The medical term is Onychogryphosis or “Ram’s Horn” for short.  The condition is characterized by a significant thickening & lengthening of the nail, and when left to grow for significant periods of time, can begin to resemble a ram’s horn or claws. Onychogryphosis can be caused by a range of factors. It is quite common […]

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 […]

Plantar Fasciitis

“Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue  that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed). Then your heel or the bottom of your foot […]

Shin Splints

“Shin splints are a common exercise-related problem. The term “shin splints” refers to pain along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia). Shin splints typically develop after physical activity. They are often associated with running. Any vigorous sports activity can bring on shin splints, especially if you are just starting a fitness program. Simple measures […]

Morton’s Neuroma

What is a Morton’s Neuroma? “A neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes. It brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball […]

Children Should Have Happy Feet!

A child is never too young or too old to have their feet checked. If your child is complaining about pain or discomfort while doing a sport activity, or any activity for that matter, listen to them. Make sure they have the appropriate shoe wear and the appropriate size since children’s feet are constantly growing. […]