Foot Pain

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Common Foot Problems

December 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Common Foot Problems

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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December 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Gout

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 | Comments Off on Why Should I Use Foot Orthotics?

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…

Foot Pain – What Should I Do?

July 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Foot Pain – What Should I Do?

Foot Pain Overview 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. Traumatic…

Heel Spur Treatment

Heel Spur Treatments

July 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Heel Spur Treatments

So what’s a heel spur and what can you do about it? The large bone which comprises the back of the foot is called the calcaneous. The underside of the foot is comprised of soft tissue or plantar fascia. During the walking phase ( 70 % load) or running ( 60 % load) phase multiple…

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Swollen Foot

July 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Swollen Foot

What is a Swollen Foot? A swollen foot is one where there is fluid buildup in the tissues and muscles of the foot. Excessive foot and lower leg swelling is known as peripheral edema. What causes a Swollen Foot? A swollen foot is very common dependent upon activity such as standing for long time or…


Bone Spur Heel

May 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Bone Spur Heel

Bone Spur Heel A bone spur of the heel is a calcium deposit appearing as a bony protrusion. Bone spurs may or may not cause heel pain but often appear with plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammation of the fibrous band of connective tissue running along the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to…


Big Toe Pain

May 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Big Toe Pain

Big Toe Pain The big toe is important as the foreman of our daily physical activities, helping us stay balanced, and directing the way we walk by allowing us to push-off the ground. A painful toe restricts our activities. Pain in the big toe (Hallux) is a symptom that often reflects a basic ailment affecting…