Category: Foot pain

Sesamoiditis Can Mimic Other Conditions

Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of the tissues surrounding the two tiny sesamoid bones that are located in the ball of the foot. Sesamoid bones are free-floating bones that have no solid connection to any other bones. Your kneecap is the largest sesamoid bone. The two sesamoid bones in each foot are about the size of […]

How Arthritis Affects Your Feet

Each of your feet is comprised of over 30 joints that can be affected by injury and disease, so if you have a debilitating arthritic condition, the feet and ankles are often one of the first locations of severe pain and discomfort. 3 types of arthritis that cause problems with your feet and ankles include […]

3 Causes of Foot Cramps

The rapid contraction of a muscle in your foot or leg can be very painful, but it is usually nothing to be too concerned about. Working very hard or doing vigorous exercise — especially when it’s warmer outside — can cause cramping, so it is very important to maintain your hydration by drinking plenty of […]

The Painful Symptoms of Flat Feet

Your feet are determined to be flat if almost the entire bottom of your foot, including the arch, touches the ground when you walk or stand. You can tell the extent of your flat footedness with a simple test: wet your feet and then stand on a dry flat surface. If the entire bottom of […]

What Causes Metatarsal Syndrome?

This condition is also called metatarsalgia, and it causes swelling and pain around the bones, tendons, ligaments, and other tissues in the ball of your foot, typically between the toes. It can feel like you have something in your shoe causing the feeling, but when you check there’s nothing there! Metatarsal syndrome can have more […]

Tendonitis Treatment

A type of tendonitis that is often overlooked as the cause of foot and ankle pain is one that strikes the peroneal tendons that run along the side of the foot. The symptoms for peroneal tendonitis are very similar to the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, which is why you should see your podiatrist for the […]

Are You at Risk for Gout?

You are minding your own business, sleeping peacefully when all of a sudden you wake with intense pain. Your foot is throbbing and you don’t know why. The ache is so painful that you can’t do much else but lay there waiting for it to pass. What is this pain? It could be a serious […]

When Your Feet Give You Grief

Many people know that a podiatrist is a specialist who cares for the feet. Not everyone knows when to see a podiatrist though. Podiatrists treat a broad range of conditions from warts to broken feet. When it comes to the foot and ankle they have seen a broad variety of issues and have treated them […]

Charley Horse is Not a Winner

Suffering from a Charley horse, also known as a muscle cramp, can be very intense. The feeling is that of a strong, sudden contraction of the muscle in the leg or the foot. The contraction usually comes on suddenly and can last anywhere from a couple of seconds to many minutes. Many times, these cramps […]

Injections for Plantar Fascia

Plantar fasciitis is a very common and painful condition that can affect the foot. It is usually caused by the overuse of the arch and its supporting muscles. Specifically, the plantar fascia in the foot becomes inflamed, swollen, and becomes painful to walk on. Sometimes the pain and damage become so bad that a patient […]

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