Foot Pain

Ankle Pain

August 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ankle Pain  The  ankle joint AKA talocural is  comprised from three bones, the tibia and fibula (  long bones of the leg)  and the talus ( top bone of the foot). Functionally, it is a hinge type joint, permitting dorsiflexion and plantar flexion and slight rotation of the foot.  The bones of ankle joint are…

Plantar Fasciitis Remedies

April 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

What Is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is typically considered to be pain of the bottom of the foot due to irritation of the dense tissue that lines the bottom of the foot. Connective tissue helps to add stability to the structure of the foot and provide support during load bearing (walking). What Are Treatment Options? Controlling…

What about Arch Support?

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Foot Anatomy The foot is comprised of the ankle, forefoot (metatarsals) and the joints of the five digits or toes. In all there are 26 bones and 30 joints in the foot. These joints are connected by supportive ligaments. Various muscle at the back, top and bottom of the foot, function as the joint movers.  Geometrically the…

Foot Cramps: Causes and What To Do

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Causes of Foot Cramps The human foot and ankle is comprised of26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. Some common causes of cramps in the feet are due to excessive physical activity, especially in hot weather conditions. Over exertion combined with dehydration for example during prolonged exercise may lead to cramps. During exercise…

Flat Feet AKA Pes Planus

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pes Planus The foot is comprised of the ankle, forefoot (metatarsals)  and the joints of the five digit or toes. There are 26 bones and 30 joints in the foot. All joints are connected by supportive ligaments. Various muscle at the back, top and bottom of the foot function as the joint movers. Geometrically the bones articulate…

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What is a Bunion?

January 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

What Is A Bunion? First let’s describe toe anatomy. The toes are made up of the longer metatarsals. Each two has smaller long bones called phalanges. The Big toe is comprised of two phalanges, and two joints called the metatarsal phalangeal (MTP) and inter-phalangeal (IP) . The other toes have one meta-tarsal and three phalanges…

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HammerToe

December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

What Is A Hammertoe? A hammertoe is an abnormality causing your toe to curl downward instead of straight ahead due to a muscle and ligament imbalance surrounding the toe joint. While any toe can be affected, it typically affects the second or third toe. Hammertoe generally manifests over time from arthritis or poorly fitting shoes.…

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Common Foot Problems

December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

What Are The Common Foot Problems?  Running, jumping, walking and climbing can all wreak havoc on our feet, causing many problems ranging from inflammation or infection to injuries of bones, ligaments and muscles. Three of the biggest risk factors include diabetes, aging and improper shoes. The most common foot problems that people experience are: Athlete’s…

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Gout

December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

What Is Gout? Gout, one of the most recorded medical illnesses in history, is a condition of painful joints caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals. Uric acid is created when our bodies break down purines from the protein we eat. Triggers for an attack include: Dehydration Seafood Red meat Alcoholic beverages Drinks sweetened…

Foot Orthotics

Why Should I Use Foot Orthotics?

July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Foot Orthotics Overview Mechanical or anatomic abnormalities can cause a combination of foot problems. These may affect the ankle, or other joints including the same sided knee, hip and even the lower back Occasionally the altered mechanics of the of the lower extremity at the ankle, or altered positions of the anatomic structures of the…