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Common Dance Injuries

Dancer’s, especially ballerinas, are prone to foot and ankle injuries. The high demand that the sport places on the feet and ankles can cause acutely traumatic injuries or issues that are due to repetitive stress. Posterior  Ankle Os trigonum impingement syndrome: an “extra bone” that some people have in the back of the ankle can […]

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

What is the Tarsal Tunnel?  The tarsal tunnel is a narrow space that lies on the inside of the ankle. The tunnel is covered with a thick ligament which protects  the arteries, veins, tendons, and nerves in the tunnel. One of these structures is the posterior tibial nerve, which is the focus of tarsal tunnel […]

Pigeon toes (In-toeing)

Children who walk with their feet turned in are described as being “pigeon-toed” or having “in-toeing.” This  condition is common. It may involve one or both feet, and it occurs for a variety of reasons. Infant In-toeing Infants can be born with their feet turned in. This occurs from the front part of their foot, […]

Geriatric Foot Health

The geriatric population (65 years old and above) is growing in size significantly with the aging baby boomers. As the patients continue to get older, their feet tend to become more painful in numerous ways. Luckily, many of these problems are easily treated in our office. Nails The toenails tend to become thickened, hardened and […]

High Heels and Foot Problems

High Heeled shoes cause a myriad of foot problems for women if worn for long periods of time over many years. Any heel higher than 1.5 inches shifts the weight of the body forward, and more weight is placed on the ball of the foot. In addition, The knees and hips are improperly aligned with […]

Cellulitis: A Bacterial Skin Infection

What is Cellulitis? Cellulitis is a common bacterial skin infection. Cellulitis may first appear as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch. The redness and swelling often spread rapidly. Cellulitis is usually painful. Where Does Cellulitis Occur? In most cases, the skin on the lower legs is affected, although the […]

What is Equinus?

Ankle Equinus  is a condition in which the upward bending motion of the ankle joint is limited. Someone with equinus lacks the flexibility to bring the top of the foot toward the front of the leg. Why is this an issue?  Patients with equinus develop ways to compensate for their limited ankle motion, and this often […]

Plantar Fascia Ruptures

A “Pop!” on the bottom of your foot could be a sudden rupture of the plantar fascia. This can be extremely painful, and requires diagnosis and treatment by a medical professional. Symptoms Acute pain in the arch following a “dynamic” activity such as landing from a jump. Bruising with pain in the arch A “pop” […]

What are Hammertoes?

A “hammertoe” is a toe that is abnormally bent at the middle joint of a toe. Moving the affected toe may be difficult or painful. Corns and calluses can result from the toe rubbing against the inside of your shoes. Risk Factors and Causes Certain things can put a patient at increased risk for developing […]

Heel Pain in Children (Sever’s Disease)

What is Sever’s Disease? Inflammation of the growth plate the in the calcaneus (heel bone), is a painful condition that presents in children. It is particularly common in active children, because repetitive stress on the heel while an adolescent is growing can cause irritation. Tenderness on the back of the heel in growing children is […]