The Relief Institute

The Relief Institute is an advocate for top physicians and patients like you. Our purpose is to bring the best matches together for a healthy outcome.

We aim to ensure that you have access to the best foot and ankle practitioners in your area. To achieve this, we first find doctors in your area who are capable of both conducting a thorough evaluation and providing you with any necessary treatment. We then go the extra mile, certifying doctors who truly stand out from the mix with high ratings, excellent experience, better treatment, and a convincing record of care. And finally, we ask patients to rate their experience. You can feel confident that you’re in good hands when you see what others think, and you can also provide invaluable feedback to help others like you make informed decisions about their own health and treatment.

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Treating Ankle Joint Effusion

Treating Ankle Joint Effusion

Joint effusion is a medical condition categorized by an abnormal accumulation of fluid in or around the joint. When the problem develops in the ankle, it’s referred to as ankle...

7 Signs Your Weight Loss Isn’t Sustainable

7 Signs Your Weight Loss Isn’t Sustainable

If you find losing weight for the long haul exceedingly difficult, you’re far from alone—despite what celebrities, quick-fix marketing ploys, and the latest social media trends...

Causes of Bottom of Foot Pain and Treatments

Causes of Bottom of Foot Pain and Treatments

Our feet are vital shock-absorbers. Your feet support your body weight as you walk and navigate your day, so foot pain can disrupt your life. In fact, 77% of adults have...

Proximal Phalanx and Pathologies

Proximal Phalanx and Pathologies

If you've heard the term "proximal phalanx" you might be wondering exactly where that is. There are so many bones in the foot! Let's take a look at the anatomy of the proximal...

Arch Pain Causes and Treatments

Arch Pain Causes and Treatments

Arch pain is the term used to describe symptoms that occur under the arch of the foot. When a patient has arch pain they usually have inflammation of the soft-tissues within the...

What Do Cracking Toes Mean?

What Do Cracking Toes Mean?

The sound your toe joints make when you bend or crack them can be harmless, or they can be a signal of serious health issues like arthritis, especially if other symptoms are...

Causes and Treatments of Bone Spurs

Causes and Treatments of Bone Spurs

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony projections that form along the joints and are often seen in conditions such as arthritis. Bone spurs can cause pain and are largely...

Causes and Treatments of Bone Spurs

Causes and Treatments of Bone Spurs

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony projections that form along the joints and are often seen in conditions such as arthritis. Bone spurs can cause pain and are largely...

An Overview of Haglund's Deformity

An Overview of Haglund's Deformity

Haglund's deformity is a seldom-heard term for a bony bump on the back of the heel bone, where your Achilles tendon attaches to your heel. The bump is often red and irritated...

Foot Deformity Due to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Foot Deformity Due to Rheumatoid Arthritis

With rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the immune system attacks healthy joints—and those in the feet don't escape the effects. Joint lining becomes inflamed, causing pain, swelling,...

Overview of the Tarsal Bones in the Foot

Overview of the Tarsal Bones in the Foot

The tarsal bones of the foot are important in movement and much more. Where are these bones, and what happens if a process such as a fracture occurs? Overview The tarsal bones...

Tarsometatarsal Joint or Lisfranc Joint Injuries

Tarsometatarsal Joint or Lisfranc Joint Injuries

Tarsometatarsal joints, also known as the Lisfranc joint complex and referred to as the tarsometatarsal articulations, refer to the place in the foot where the metatarsal...