Why Do My Arches Hurt?

There are many bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that interact with the arch segments either directly or indirectly, giving multiple opportunities for arch pain to occur. Arch pain can often be treated easily with properly fitted footwear and custom orthotics, so see your foot doctor for relief.

Why Does My Ankle Hurt?

Your foot and ankle are made up of a multitude of bones, tendons, ligaments and other tissues which makes pain in the ankle one of the symptoms most frequently addressed by podiatrists. Even though you may not have a direct ankle injury, you can experience radiating pain and discomfort from injuries and diseases that occur […]

Arthritis Often Affects Your Feet First

Arthritis is the name given to a variety of conditions that erode the lining of your joints, causing inflammation and pain as bones rub against each other. While arthritic conditions eventually affect the back, neck, hips, and knees, it is frequently first diagnosed in the hands, feet, and ankles. See your foot doctor at the […]

Hammertoe Symptoms and Treatments

Hammertoe is a condition that can cause the joints of your middle toes to bend in the shape of a hammer, which is how it got its name. Although your big toe is not susceptible to becoming bent in this manner, bunions can cause it to bend in other ways. The main cause of hammertoes […]

Achilles Heel Causes Sudden Pain

The largest tendon in your body is the Achilles tendon that is easily identified by its thick, cord-like appearance at the top of the back part of your heel. A severe injury to this tendon can cause considerable pain and discomfort, but probably not as bad as having an arrow shot into it. This tendon […]

What Are Heel Spurs?

Heel spurs are small bony bumps or spikes that grow on the back of the heel bone. They are formed by an excessive buildup of calcium. The condition is caused by the stress and pressure on the tendons and ligaments of the feet and ankles. A heel spur is not always painful, but since it […]

Stubbing Your Toe Causes Other Problems

Since there are so many nerve endings in your toes, when you stub your toe— usually the big toe — it can feel incredibly painful, even when the injury isn’t severe. Once the initial shock and pain have subsided, you can take a closer look and see how bad the damage is. If you heard […]

4 Treatments for Painful Bunions

A bump on the joint of your big toe may indicate the formation of a bunion. As the bump grows larger, the toe will be forced over into the other toes, creating other problems including blisters, corns, and calluses. As the condition progresses, you may experience problems with over and underlapping toes. People who have bunions […]