Foot

Metatarsalgia (MTG)

April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Metatarsalgia (MTG)

Metatarsalgia can be described as a painful condition of the bottom of the foot and toes called the forefoot (or commonly referred to the “balls of the foot” or “toe box”). Usually, this discomfort can be sharp, burning or aching during weight-bearing activities like running and sports-related training as well as even walking, standing and…

Gout Pain in the Foot

April 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Gout Pain in the Foot

What is gout? Gout is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis found in the body.  Gout is caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in a joint.  The most common area of the body to develop gout symptoms is the foot, especially in the first joint of the big toe.  Pain from gout…

Plantar Fasciitis Vs. Diabetic Neuropathy

December 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Plantar Fasciitis Vs. Diabetic Neuropathy

Plantar Fasciitis Vs. Diabetic Neuropathy Have you ever said, “My feet are hurting me so bad”? Now, this normal response could come from a variety of disorders or conditions from standing on your feet all day for family events to a more obvious reason like falling from a ladder and landing directly on heels (if…

Plantar Fasciitis Remedies

April 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Plantar Fasciitis Remedies

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…

The Chiropractic Adjustment

February 6, 2019 | Comments Off on The Chiropractic Adjustment

It is estimated that there are more than 100 named methods of spinal manipulation treatment (SMT)  techniques or methods.  Several  high quality research studies have demonstrated that SMT is an effective non-invasive conservative treatment for  mechanical spinal related disorders. SMT is dated back to ancient China. Modern methods were introduced in the late 19th and…

What about Arch Support?

February 6, 2019 | Comments Off on What about Arch Support?

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 | Comments Off on Foot Cramps: Causes and What To Do

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 | Comments Off on Flat Feet AKA Pes Planus

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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HammerToe

December 1, 2018 | Comments Off on HammerToe

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 | 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…