Custom orthotic inserts are specially made to fit your foot shape. These inserts are used to treat many feet and ankle problems and to improve performance in athletic endeavors.
Having a sensation of numbness in your feet can not only be irritating, but it can also be a sign of a serious systemic disease like diabetes.
The heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis may occur intermittently in the early stages of the condition and this can make it difficult to diagnose.
People seem to have many misconceptions about how to treat injured and broken toes. If you have severe pain in your toe and it is difficult or impossible to move, be sure to have the injury evaluated by your foot doctor to ensure the proper diagnosis and treatment and to avoid an ongoing problem.
The Achilles tendon is the large, rope-like tendon that connects your heel bone to your calf muscle. This tendon provides the power to move your foot when you walk and exercise.
An ankle sprain that isn’t allowed to heal properly can result in chronic ankle instability and weakness. This can make you more likely to sprain your ankle again. Always treat even minor ankle sprains seriously and slowly increase the strength and flexibility of the ankle joint with physical therapy exercises recommended by your foot doctor.
Stress or hairline fractures frequently affect athletes and runners and dancers due to all the repetitive pressure encountered. They can also occur when a less active person suddenly decides to begin an exercise program too rapidly.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the foot and ankle and has many similarities to the wrist condition called carpal tunnel syndrome. In both instances, nerve stress and damage from repetitive use creates numbness, pain, and tingling in the area where a major nerve supplies one of your extremities.
A ganglion cyst is a growth that sometimes produces small bumps on the top of your foot as a telltale sign. These fluid-filled sacs grow on a tendon, ligament, or muscle and may occur in clusters.
Corns and calluses are created as the body’s natural reaction to extreme friction and pressure on the skin that is often caused by poorly-fitting footwear. Athletes and people who are on their feet all day for work are more susceptible due to the additional pressure and stress on the feet.