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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 […]

Bunionettes (Tailor’s Bunion)

What is a Tailor’s bunion? A Tailor’s bunion  (bunionette) is a prominence of the fifth metatarsal bone at the base of the little toe. The prominence that characterizes a tailor’s bunion occurs at the metatarsal “head,” located at the far end of the bone where it meets the toe. Causes Patient’s often notice that other […]

Lower Extremity Blood Clots (DVT)

Deep Vein Thrombosis When a blood clot forms in a deep vein in the body, most often the legs, it is known as a deep vein thrombosis. Clots can be caused by certain medical conditions, or can present after a period of immobilization (e.g. after surgery or long hospitalization). Deep vein thromboses are dangerous because […]

Which Running Shoes are Best for You?

Runners know that a good shoe can prevent painful running induced ailments. However, a lack of knowledge about the gait cycle and benefits of certain shoes can leave many patients confused. Pronation Shoes can typically be recommended to a patient base on their level of pronation, which is the way the foot rolls during the […]

Is Osteoarthritis Causing Pain In Your Feet?

Often called degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition of the joints. This problem occurs when the cartilage or cushion between joints breaks down leading to pain, stiffness and swelling. Specific Symptoms The most common presenting symptom is stiffness of one or more joints first thing in […]

Melanoma in Feet

Melanoma is a type of aggressive skin cancer that starts from a specific skin cell called a melanocyte. Between 3 to 15 percent of melanomas occur on the foot. Melanoma is a malignancy, and has the highest fatality rate of all skin cancers. Signs and Symptoms Change in size, shape, color, or texture of an […]

“Turf Toe” Injuries

What is Turf Toe? You may have heard the term “Turf Toe” occuring in the sports world. The term comes from certain types of injuries that occur when playing on turf material. Specifically, it is a sprain from excessive upward bending of the big toe joint. Artificial turf can cause the foot to stick while […]

What Are Plantar Plate Tears and How Are They Treated?

Plantar Plate Tear Symptoms A tear/injury to the strong supporting ligament underneath a toe, with pain along the ball of the foot. These tears can occur acutely during an injury or can be caused by chronic strain on the ligament. The plantar plate is supposed to keep the toes in place and stop them from […]

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 […]