Common Conditions

If you are experiencing any of these foot or ankle problems, please feel free to click on the links below to learn more about them.

Conditions

  • Achilles Tendonitis

    Achilles tendonitis is usually caused by a sudden increase of repetitive activity involving the Achilles tendon. Read more...

  • Calluses

    A callus is a thickened area of skin on the foot caused by pressure and repeated rubbing, such as from a shoe or sock. The rubbing causes the skin to produce a layer of protective skin (a callus). Read more...

  • Gout

    Gout is a disorder that results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or a joint. It most often affects the joint of the big toe. Read more...

  • Heel Pain

    Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Read more...

  • Ankle Pain

    Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression, infection and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot. Read more...

  • Corns

    A “corn” is a small circular thickened lesion in the skin of the foot. It usually forms due to repeated pressure on the skin, such as the rubbing of a shoe. Read more...

  • Hallux rigidus

    Hallux rigidus is a disorder of the joint located at the base of the big toe. It causes pain and stiffness in the joint, and with time it gets increasingly harder to bend the toe. Read more...

  • Ingrown Toenails

    When a toenail is ingrown, it is curved and grows into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). This “digging in” of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the toe. Read more...

  • Bunions

    A bunion is often described as a bump on the side of the big toe. The big toe leans toward the second toe, rather than pointing straight ahead. Read more...

  • Diabetic foot care

    Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection. Read more...

  • Hammertoes

    Hammertoe is a contracture (bending) of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth (little) toes. This abnormal bending can put pressure on the toe when wearing shoes, causing problems to develop. Read more...

  • Morton’s Neuroma

    A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that may develop in various parts of the body. The most common neuroma in the foot is a Morton’s neuroma, which occurs between the third and fourth toes. Read more...

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