Why do I have a hammer toe?
Hammer toes are a leading cause of pain in the foot. The pain from hammertoe is caused by friction against the shoe. Hammer toe is characterized by a permanently bent interphalangeal joint.
I Sprained My Ankle: Is Surgery Necessary?
The ankle joint is fantastic, because its flexibility. It enables us to perform a variety of motions and is pivotal in our ability to participate in any kind of sport. Because its stability mainly depends on ligaments, the ankle joint is also very vulnerable to sports injuries. In fact, the sprain or strain of the ligaments of the ankle is one of the most common sports injuries.
My Achilles Tendon Hurts: What Can I Do?
The Achilles tendon is the strongest and one of the most important tendons in the foot. It is integral in the performance of the foot and allows for many movements, such as standing on the tip of your toes. When the Achilles tendon hurts, walking or sports performance can be severely limited.
Pain in the Achilles tendon is usually caused be a strain of the tendon. This strain can can lead to inflammation in the tendon or small tears in the tendon. In some cases, the cause of the pain is a bony spur on the heel bone or tendon calcification.
Bunion Treatment: When surgery is called for?
Hallux valgus, more commonly known as bunions, is one of the most common orthopedic problems of the foot and the cause of foot pain. Since as far back as the 18th century, the treatment of the hallux valgus has been a concern. However, it was not until the beginning of the 20th century when more effective surgical methods emerged.
Flatfoot Treatment: Orthotics or Surgery?
What is a flatfoot?
If we observe people walking, we will very often see the foot buckling inwards. Pronation, or the inward motion of the ankle and outward motion of the rest of the bones in the foot, is normal to the foot. Commonly known as “flatfoot,” hyperpronation is characterized by excessive pronation and causes an imbalance in the distribution of body weight. Hyperpronation can be accompanied by pain and swelling in the foot or ankle and, in time, can cause further damage to joints, ligaments, and even the bones of the foot.
In most people, a slight flatfoot deformity is very common and usually absolutely harmless. Particularly in children, flat feet are not considered a pathological deformity.
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