Foot Conditions

  • Achilles Tendonitis
    • Achilles Tendonitis is an inflammation of the achilles tendon either at the heel bone area or above it in the tendon itself.
  • Back, Hip, Knee Pain
    • The feet were designed to absorb shock with landing and then to become a propulsive mechanism.  In order for this to occur, one will pronate with landing and then re supinate with push off.  In order to accomplish this, it requires the bones in the foot, legs, and hips to rotate in and out with exact timing, trajectory and symmetry of motion.
  • Bunions and Hammertoes
    • Bunions and Hammertoes are common problems aggravated by shoe wear.  Both are deformities that develop over time, as most of us are not born with them.  It is indicative of a foot imbalance.
  • Corns and Calluses
    • A corn or a callous is thick skin.  It is a defensive mechanism of your skin trying to protect itself from abnormal pressure, friction or shearing forces.
  • Flat Feet and Low Arches
    • Everyone is suppose to flatten or pronate but it is typically when we excessively flatten/pronate that we get into trouble. There are some features in shoes that generally assist those with flat feet.
  • Fibroma and Plantar Fibroma
    • Fibromas are rubbery like bumps on the foot. Similar to a ball of scar tissue.  They can be hereditary but many times they form from a “hyper repair” response to micro damage to tendons or fascia with daily activity.
  • Foot Pain During Pregnancy
    • Two of the most common foot problems experienced by pregnant woman are over pronation and edema. These problems can lead to pain at the heel, arch, or the ball of the foot.
  • Heel Pain
    • There are many different causes of heel pain. However, the main cause is typically due to faulty biomechanics.
  • Heel Spurs
    • Heel spurs typically are caused by a long term strain on the plantar fascia, achilles tendon and muscles of the foot. This is especially common in runners and people who suffer from obesity and foot imbalances.
  • High Arches
    • High arches can be troubling as the feet cannot absorb the shock of weight-bearing as well as the average foot does.
  • Metatarsalgia
    • Metatarsalgia is pain at the ball of your foot (area where your toes connect to the foot).
  • Morton’s Toe
    • Morton’s Toe is a common condition where the second toe is larger than the big toe. This leads to excessive pressure on the second metatarsal head or ball of the foot resulting in pain.
  • Nail Fungus
    • Nail fungus can be a simple discoloration on the top layer or if it starts involving the other layers it can cause abnormal thickening of the nail. It can also produce a foul odor.
  • Neuroma
    • A neuroma is a benign tumor of the nerve. However, in most cases, it is an inflammation of the nerve with a thickening of nerve tissues that may develop in various areas of the foot.  Most common between the 3rd and 4th toes.
  • Neuropathy
    • Neuropathy or loss of feeling (but also burning, pins and needles) is seen with a number of different underlying medical conditions.  However, lately, many don’t know why?
  • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Any excess tension or pull on the fascia can cause it to get micro-tears within the fascia. Excess tension can also cause the fascia to tear away from the heel bone.
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
    • The posterior tibial tendon is a major supporting structure of the foot.  Over straining, usually due to abnormal biomechanics, can cause arch pain with increased activity.
  • Pronation
    • If you are “over pronating” or “rolling in” excessively, your body alignment may be off. This will most likely cause problems from the feet to the back.
  • Sesamoiditis
    • The most common symptom is pain in the ball of the foot, especially of the medial or inner side of the big toe joint.
  • Shin Splints
    • Shin splints are a type of “overuse injury” to the legs. It is not the shin bone fracturing or splintering.  It is actually the muscle pulling away excessively from its attachment to the bone.
  • Tendonitis
    • Name the tendon and add “itis” to it.  Example, tibialis anterior tendonitis, peroneal tendonitis, etc.  All are an inflammation of the tendon.  Although it can come about from overuse, there typically is an abnormal mechanical reason why it occurs.

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