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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...

5 Things That Make Your Plantar Fasciitis Worse

5 Things That Make Your Plantar Fasciitis Worse

Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot condition that is caused by inflammation of the thick band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes. Roughly two million people...

How To Reduce Swelling And Bruising In A Sprained Ankle

How To Reduce Swelling And Bruising In A Sprained Ankle

Ankle sprains are one of the most common types of foot injuries, as more than 25,000 Americans are felled by a sprained ankle each day. Some of these sprains are minor, while...

What Is The Triple Arthrodesis Procedure?

What Is The Triple Arthrodesis Procedure?

If your ankle joint has been deformed by acute trauma or arthritis, you may be susceptible to a number of painful foot conditions, like chronic tendon ruptures or partial foot...

Diagnosing and Treating Sural Nerve Problems

Diagnosing and Treating Sural Nerve Problems

Your sural nerve runs down the back of your leg, behind the outside edge of your ankle and down the outside of your foot. It provides sensation to those areas and to your two...

What You Should Know About the Forefoot

What You Should Know About the Forefoot

You may be surprised to learn that your forefoot carries and balances nearly half of the body's total weight, and is designed to handle significant force and...

An Overview of Common Toenail Problems

An Overview of Common Toenail Problems

Toenails are thickened extensions of the top layer of our skin and are made of the same tough protein, called keratin. The nail grows out from an area below the skin known as...

Exercises to Help With Arthritis in the Big Toe

Exercises to Help With Arthritis in the Big Toe

Exercises can help with arthritis in the big toe because they increase range of motion and strength. Stretching and strengthening exercises can also help your toes become more...

Common Causes of Foot Pain

Common Causes of Foot Pain

As shock absorbers, our feet cushion up to one million pounds of pressure during a single hour of strenuous exercise. They also support 1.2 times our body weight during walking...