The long arch on the bottom of the foot undergoes considerable stress from daily activities and often becomes irritated and inflamed causing considerable pain and discomfort. The cause of arch pain is frequently associated with structural imbalances. These can often be corrected by using properly fitted shoes and orthotics that give support and prevent irritation […]
Hammertoes, Claw Toes and Mallet Toes
Having your toes bent in an unusual manner is a condition that often affects the four small toes of the foot, and can lead to pain, discomfort and additional problems. The toes look peculiar, and get their names from the shape they take. When your toes are bent upward at the first joint, and downward […]
What is Metatarsalgia?
The metatarsus is the forward part of the foot that comprises the metatarsal bones under the heads of your toes—the ball of your foot. This area may become stressed and inflamed from a variety of causes including participation in high impact sports like tennis, being overweight, having untreated high arches, and wearing poorly fitted shoes. […]
Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the wide band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. A phenomenon called heel spurs is often seen in conjunction with plantar fasciitis, but heel spurs do not cause plantar fasciitis pain. When the plantar […]