Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis According to the Greek myth, Achilles was vulnerable only at his heel. It’s a trait that he must have passed down to all other humans when he gave his name to the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the human […]

Achilles Tendon Rupture

Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture Rupture, or tearing, of the Achilles tendon is a common condition.The patient will often describe the sensation that someone or something has hit the back of the calf muscle. Pain is suddenly present, and although it is possible to walk, it is usually painful. More importantly however, the leg is weak. […]

Acquired (Adult) Flat Foot

Adult (Acquired) Flatfoot There’s an easy way to tell if you have flat feet. Simply wet your feet, then stand on a flat, dry surface that will leave an imprint of your foot. A normal footprint has a wide band connecting the ball of the foot to the heel, with an indentation on the inner […]

Anterior Shin Splint

Anterior Shin Splint The term “shin splints” refers to pain and tenderness along or just behind the inner edge of the tibia, the large bone in the lower leg. Shin splints–or medial tibial stress syndrome as it is called by orthopaedists–usually develops after physical activity, such as vigorous exercise or sports. Repetitive activity leads to […]

Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

Link: Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle It typically occurs from either disease or trauma. When arthritis occurs due to disease, the onset of symptoms is gradual and the cartilage decreases slowly. The two most common forms of arthritis from disease are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is much more common and generally […]

Athletes Foot and Fungus Problems

Athletes Foot and Fungus Problems Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection of the skin and the nails, usually found on the skin between the toes.Athlete’s foot is also much more common in people who tend to have moist feet. Athlete’s foot can also be spread by sharing other people’s shoes or personal care items such […]

Bowed Legs

Bowed Legs Bowing of the legs in a toddler is not uncommon and may sometimes cause the child to trip. Most often, this is simply a variation of the normal appearance. When this is the case, it is known as physiologic genu varum. From the age of 15 to 18 months until the age of […]

Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain Recurring or persistent (chronic) pain on the outer (lateral) side of the ankle often develops after an injury such as a sprained ankle. However, several other conditions may also cause chronic ankle pain. Symptoms • Pain, usually on the outer side of the ankle. The pain may be so intense that you […]

Club Foot

Clubfoot Parents know immediately if their newborn has a clubfoot. Some will even know before the child is born, if an ultrasound was done during the pregnancy. A clubfoot occurs in approximately one in every 1,000 births, with boys slightly outnumbering girls. One or both feet may be affected. Cause Doctors still aren’t certain why […]

Corns & Callous

Corns & Callous This a thickening of the surface layer of the skin in response to repetitive trauma or pressure. Corns usually form on the toes, where the bone is prominent and presses the skin against the shoe, ground, or other bones. As corns become inflamed, there is pain and sometimes swelling and redness. Common […]