Managing Fallen Arches

OverviewFlat feet can develop as an adult ("adult acquired flatfoot") due to injury, illness, unusual or prolonged stress to the foot, faulty biomechanics,[5] or as part of the normal aging process. Flat feet can also occur in pregnant wom…

Heel Discomfort The Causes, Indicators And Treatment Methods

OverviewHeel pain is a common symptom that has many possible causes. Although heel pain sometimes is caused by a systemic (body-wide) illness, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout, it usually is a local condition that affects only the foot…

Heel Lifts For Leg Length Discrepancy After Hip Replacement

OverviewMany children have one leg that is marginally longer than the other. In most cases, the difference is present at birth but may be too slight to be detected. More significant leg length differences (more than 2 cm) often become obvi…

Combating Mortons Neuroma

OverviewPut simply - Morton's neuroma is a swollen (inflamed) nerve in the ball of the foot, commonly between the base of the second and third toes. Patients experience numbness and pain in the affected area, which is relieved by removing …

Leg Length Discrepancy And Shoe Lifts

There are two different types of leg length discrepancies, congenital and acquired. Congenital indicates you are born with it. One leg is structurally shorter compared to the other. Through developmental phases of aging, the human brain pi…

The Best Ways To Diagnose Calcaneal Spur

Overview It shouldn't hurt to get to your feet in the morning or walk throughout your day, but if your steps result in stabbing or aching pain in one or both heels, you may be suffering from heel spurs. Also known as calcaneal spurs or ost…

The Diagnosis Of Heel Spur

Overview Heel spurs, or abnormal growths of the heel bone, can cause sharp pains in the heel, especially first thing in the morning and after long periods of rest. In many cases, a heel spur develops as a result of plantar fasciitis, which…

How Can You Treat Bursitis Of The Foot?

Overview Achilles bursitis is one of those injuries that can really bring down the quality of your life. Anyone, young or old, can suffer from this injury, and if you're active this condition will keep you from doing the things you love to…

Hammer Toe Inducing Ball Of Foot Pain

Overview A hammertoe is a toe that's curled due to a bend in the middle joint of a toe. Mallet toe is similar, but affects the upper joint of a toe. Otherwise, any differences between hammertoes and mallet toe are subtle. Both hammertoe an…

Bunions Causes Symptoms And Treatments

Overview A bunion is an abnormal bump, or bony enlargement that forms at the base of your big toe. In the early stages, the bunion may be small and the side of your foot may be slightly swollen. As it progresses, the bump gets larger and b…

Over-Pronation Treatments And Causes

Overview Excessive pronation hampers our natural walking pattern, causing an imbalance and leading to wear and tear in other parts of the body, with every step we take! Whether you have a true flat foot or suffer from over-pronation in bot…

Coping With Severs Disease

Overview Although the name might sound pretty frightening, Sever's disease is really a common heel injury that occurs in kids. It can be painful, but is only temporary and has no long-term effects. Calcaneal apophysitis is a painful inflam…

Does Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Call For Surgical Pocedures ?

Overview Posterior tibial tendon insufficiency (also called posterior tibial tendon dysfunction or adult acquired flatfoot) has been named literally after failure of the posterior tibial tendon. However, the condition is caused not only by…

What Are The Causes Of Heel Aches

Overview Plantar Heel Pain is a commonly encountered orthopedic problem that can cause significant discomfort and a limp because of the difficulty in bearing weight. The etiologies of this condition are multiple; therefore, a careful clini…

What Is The Big Cause Of Achilles Tendon Pain ?

Overview This nagging injury can be long-lasting if not treated - and if your running form needs some work. The name Achilles is said to be a combination of two Greek words that together mean ?grief of the people.? The injury that bears th…

What Is Painful Heel And Best Ways To Fix It

Overview The plantar fascia is a thickened fibrous aponeurosis that originates from the medial tubercle of the calcaneus, runs forward to insert into the deep, short transverse ligaments of the metatarsal heads, dividing into 5 digital ban…

What Causes Pain Of The Heel And The Way To Heal It

Overview If you experience sharp, throbbing or aching heel pain with your first steps out of bed each morning, or when walking throughout the day, you may be suffering from Plantar Fasciitis. This guide will help you to understand the defi…

What Triggers Painful Heel To Flare Up

Overview Plantar fasciitis refers to an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick, fibrous band running along the sole of the foot. Such inflammation results from direct injury to the plantar fascia, usually, repeated trauma to the tissu…

What Causes Pain On The Heel And Ways To Heal It

Overview The plantar fascia is a thickened fibrous aponeurosis that originates from the medial tubercle of the calcaneus, runs forward to insert into the deep, short transverse ligaments of the metatarsal heads, dividing into 5 digital ban…

Symptoms Of Equinus

The causes of lip swelling could range from trauma and contact dermatitis to allergic reactions to certain medical conditions. I am a 44 year old Pe teacher who has been experiencing Claw Toe since October. Vinegar has been used as a condi…

Achilles Tendinitis

Overview Achilles tendinitis is an inflammation (swelling) of the tendon, which usually occurs as a result of overuse injury. Basketball players are the most susceptible to Achilles tendinitis because of the frequent jumping. Any activity …

Print "Symptoms Associated With Side Of Foot Pain"

Plantar fasciitis usually involves pain and inflammation at the bottom of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes. A survey done by the American Podiatric Medical Association revealed that 64 % of people suffering from heel pai…

Hard Skin On Feet

Last night I was sat grating the hard skin off my feet (as you do!) and my bf was mocking me, and totally grossed out by it. Make sure you pamper your feet properly and provide a good care in order to get smooth and healthy feet. Dry, crac…

What Are Heel Fissures And How Can I Treat Them?

There are different types of foot fungus that occur due to many factors both internally and externally, that can alter one's physical state, foot wise. Every day there are many women around the world that wish that they could change the wa…

Depth Report

Anyone who's ever played hide and seek knows what a thrill it is to be well-hidden somewhere, perhaps only a breath or two away from the soft shoe scuffs of the seeker, almost bursting out laughing because you know if they just twitched th…

Metatarsal Pain

See how much softer and smoother my skin looks in the second photo? Corns and calluses can be painful and frustrating problems in the foot. The stretching foot rocker is a helpful tool in relieving pain associated with lower leg conditions…

Acute Lower Back Pain

Cupping is a technique in which a glass cup or bamboo jar is suctioned onto the body and allowed to sit for about 10 minutes. Cupping stimulates the flow of blood, lymph, and Qi to the affected area; relieves swelling; and greatly enhances…

Diabetic Foot Care Causes, Pain, Symptoms, Infections, And Treatment On EMedicineHealth.com

Keep those puppies clean (Did I mention that already?) Wash them at least once per day. Dry between your toes methodically. Hey I feel like the foot doctor. That means taking your time with your towel. Use a powder to help dry your feet Qu…

Flat Feet (Pes Planus) , Physical Therapy, New Jersey, NJ

Feet usually have an arch on the inside portion of the foot. A flat foot is a foot that has lost or never developed this arch. Most flat feet are flexible. This type does not cause problems and does not require treatment. Rigid flat feet c…

Mental Health

The small muscles positioned between the bones of your feet tighten at the end of each step when you run, which helps prevent curling of the toes and widening of the forefoot. For some people, those muscles do not contract, which causes tr…

Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment By Scott Kilberg DPM

These supports and insoles are available in a variety of forms and sizes; depend on the type of your footwear. Below are some types of arch supports that are used hugely by flat footed people. Sports arch insoles are good for high impact s…