According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, by the time you reach the age of 50 you will have walked approximately 75,000 miles–that’s like walking around the Earth’s equator three times! With so much time spent on your feet, there are a number of things that can go wrong. Luckily,
Peripheral neuropathy refers to nerve damage that occurs in the arms, hands, legs, and feet as a result of diabetes. Sensory nerves, which process sensations such as pain and temperature, motor nerves, which assist with muscle function, and autonomic nerves, which perform involuntary functions, are all affected by peripheral neuropathy.
Ankle pain is usually described by patients as a deep, dull ache that occurs when rotating the ankle or when placing weight on the ankle while walking or standing. In addition to this pain, there can also be swelling, stiffness, redness, and warmth around the ankle. Did you know… The
Bunions, also called hallux valgus or hallux abducto valgus, are bumps on the side of the big toe that distort the natural alignment of the big toe, causing it to lean towards the other toes instead of sitting straight. They are most commonly caused by inheriting improper foot structure and
Adult Acquired Flat Foot is the common name for a foot disorder called posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD). The posterior tibial tendon is responsible for providing support to the arches. When the tendon becomes dysfunctional, it causes the arches to flatten due to lack of support. The posterior tibial tendon
Foot and ankle arthritis is characterized by inflammation that occurs in the joints of the foot and ankle, causing swelling, pain, loss of joint function, stiffness and impaired walking ability. While there are different forms of arthritis, the most common form of arthritis that affects the feet and ankle is
A hammertoe is an abnormally shaped toe resulting from bent joints within the toe. These joints can become bent when there is an imbalance between the muscles and/or tendons, when the toe has undergone a past trauma, or due to hereditary reasons. Hammertoes begin as mild deformities that maintain flexibility
Plantar fasciitis occurs when the ligament on the bottom of your foot, extending from the heel to the toes, becomes inflamed and causes heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It can be caused by anything that places excess strain on the plantar fascia, however