Tarsal tunnel syndrome affects the foot and ankle in a similar way that the more common carpal tunnel syndrome affects the wrist and hand.
Debilitating foot and ankle damage caused by arthritis can be slowed with proper diet and exercise and by wearing properly fitted shoes with custom orthotics.
Many different conditions can contribute to swelling in the feet and ankles and it is often an indication of a serious problem, but it could also happen from just sitting still in one place for too long such as during a long plane, bus, or boat trip. Try to get up and move around several […]
A bunion causes a bulging bump on the joint of your largest toe and pushes the big toe into the other toes with considerable force. This can cause blisters and overlapping toe problems, among other issues.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome affects the nerves in the feet in the same way that a similar condition called carpal tunnel syndrome affects the nerves in the wrist.
The tarsal tunnel is a hollow area of your foot near the ankle joint that provides passage for the nerves, tendons, and blood vessels that extend into the rest of your foot.
Your feet are composed of a multitude of bones with over thirty joints that can be adversely affected by arthritis.
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.
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.
A bunion is a hard, bony growth that often affects the joint of the big toe, causing the toe to bend and push into the other toes. When a smaller version occurs on the pinky toe, it is called a bunionette.