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Sesamoiditis/Sesamoid Fracture

What a sesamoid? A sesamoid is a bone that in embedded in tendon or muscle. In the foot, there are two sesamoids present under the big toe joint. Sesamoiditis The sesamoids under the big toe joint can become inflamed. Pain can present gradually. It may be painful when you move the big toe up and […]

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It is an inflammation of the ligament that attaches to your heel bone and supports the arch of the foot. Strain on this ligament can create tiny tears that lead to moderate to severe pain and swelling. Patients often report an onset of pain with […]

Do you have a Plantar Wart?

What is a Plantar Wart?  A noncancerous skin growth on the bottom of the foot, caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin. It is specifically caused by a strain of HPV. Symptoms A plantar wart appears either by iteself or in a cluster (mosaic plantar warts) on the bottom of the foot. It can […]

Diabetic Neuropathy

What is Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy?  Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is damage to nerves in the hands and feet, which is caused by chronically high blood sugar and Diabetes. Symptoms The symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy include numbness, loss of sensation, tingling, pins and needles, and occasionally pain in the feet and hands. Diagnosis A diabetic peripheral […]

Achilles Tendonitis

What is Achilles Tendonitis?  Inflammation of the Achilles tendon, that often causes pain on the back of the ankle near the heel. It is due to a repetitive stress on the Achilles tendon, which is used when you walk, run, and jump off of your toes. Symptoms/Diagnosis Swelling, tenderness, and pain may all be present […]

Fungal Toenails (Onychomycosis)

Overview Onychomycosis, also known as Tinea Unguium, is a fungal infection of the nail. It is more common in toenails than fingernails. Symptoms The most common symptom of a fungal nail infection is the nail becoming thickened and discoloured: white, black, yellow or green. The nails can become brittle as the infection progresses, causing piece […]

Do You Have a Neuroma in Your Foot?

What is a Foot Neuroma?  A neuroma in the foot is often referred to as a Morton’s Neuroma. It is a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This can cause a sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot. Your toes also may sting, burn or feel […]

Ankle Sprains

What Exactly is an Ankle Sprain? An Ankle sprain is a tear of one or more ligaments of the ankle. How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur? Usually patients report pain after twisting their ankle. Tripping off of curbs, falling down stairs, and injuries while playing sports are all common culprits. Symptoms Immediate pain may present, […]

Are You Flat-Footed?

Pes Planus (flat feet, pes valgus) is a common complaint by patients visiting podiatrists. It is when a person does not have a sufficient arch present on their foot. The symptoms from this issue can appear starting in early childhood. Children may complain of cramping and pain in the feet and legs, or become fatigued […]

Foot Fungus (Tinea Pedis)

What is Tinea Pedis?  Tinea pedis is a foot infection due to fungus. This issue can present itself in many ways. You may have dry scaly skin on the bottom of your feet with intermittent itching. It might also appear as moist peeling skin between the toes.   How does one contract Tinea Pedis?  Foot […]