Are you feeling post-run pain in your arch, top of foot, toes, heel, side of foot, toenails, or maybe more than one spot? Foot pain is a common ailment among runners and also one that can be confusing because the causes and treatments for the pain can vary widely.
Although plantar fasciitis is an exceedingly common pathology in podiatry offices, there are key findings that may point one toward an alternative diagnosis for heel pain
Running injuries usually happen when you push yourself too hard. The way your body moves also plays a role. You can prevent many of them. Here's how.
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is a technique used by foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons to correct specific foot and ankle conditions with very small incisions. This technique has gained attention among surgeons and patients alike due to its reported faster recovery time, smaller scars, and reduced postoperative opioid use.
Many people are reticent to consider foot surgery to address a seemingly minor problem. Yet, the reality is that some foot pains will only get worse over time. And while some nonsurgical treatment options can alleviate pain temporarily –– in many instances –– surgery is the only way to permanently address a foot-pain problem.
METH is emerging as the new RICE. It's an acronym for Movement, Elevation, Traction, and Heat. Right away, it seems as if we are going to do exactly the opposite of what we've been doing for years. That's not how this works.
Some people can live their whole lives with flat feet without thinking too much about it. For others, having flat feet can lead to foot pain and difficulty walking. One option for treating flat feet is surgical correction. We’ll cover everything you need to know if you’re considering reconstruction surgery for flat feet.
Pick shoes that make your feet happy and are good for your overall health
The syndesmotic ligament connects the two bones of the leg; this is often referred to as the ankle sydesmosis, or just syndesmosis. Syndesmosis ligament injuries often occur in conjunction with other ankle injuries, including sprains and fractures.1 If a damaged syndesmosis is left untreated, poor results often occur.
At one time, foot and ankle specialists would discourage patients with arthritis from getting a total joint replacement because of the risk of infection, and problems with early systems. Those patients had few choices, except to fuse the joint and lose mobility. But now, a new design for one ankle replacement system means patients—even those with severe deformities have more options.