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Rearfoot Conditions

Rearfoot Conditions

If you suffer with cavus foot or flat feet, you have a rearfoot condition. The rearfoot is primarily made up of bones and soft tissues and is generally the first point of impact when walking or running. Pain in this region of the foot can be crippling and may lead to other injuries, such as back pain, if ignored. There are many causes of rearfoot pain, including foot deformity, trauma to the foot, a pinched nerve, or even wearing high heeled shoes; however, it is important to consult with a qualified medical professional if you are experiencing any signs of pain or discomfort to prevent further damage. Common conditions associated with rearfoot pain include:

  • Bursitis
  • Cavus Foot
  • Charcot
  • Equinus
  • Heel Bone Fractures
  • Flat Feet
  • Nerve Entrapments
  • Rearfoot Varus/Valgus
  • Retrocalcaneal Spurring

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Common Foot & Ankle Problems
Heel Pain

Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common condition in which weight bearing on the heel causes extreme discomfort and is believed to account for more visits to a doctor than any other foot ailment. The pain usually occurs underneath your heel or just behind it, where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel bone. Because there are several potential causes for heel pain, it is important to consult with a foot and ankle specialist for a proper diagnosis. Common causes of heel pain include: Achilles tendonitis Achilles tendon rupture Arthritis Bone Spurs Bursitis Gout Nerve Entrapments Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis Stress Fractures...

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Nerve Pain in the Foot

Nerve Pain in the Foot

If you are experiencing a burning sensation or nerve pain in the foot, nerve damage or a nerve disorder is likely the cause. Nerve disorders arise from the compression, or pinching, of a nerve in a confined space. If left untreated, the conditions may progress and result in permanent nerve damage. Flat feet, varicose veins, arthritic bone spurs, injuries, and even diabetes increase the risk of developing a nerve disorder or damage. Symptoms may include chronic burning or tingling, numbness, and pain or discomfort in the toes, arch, heel, or legs and may be aggravated by prolonged standing, wearing...

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Forefoot Conditions

Forefoot Conditions

If you suffer with painful bunions on the feet, hammer toe or ingrown toenails, you have a forefoot condition. Examples of common types of forefoot conditions include: Bunions Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Hallux Limitus/Rigidus Hallux Valgus Deformity Hammer Toe Ingrown Toenails Interdigital Neuroma Metatarsalgia Metatarsal Stress Fractures Sesamoiditis You may experience forefoot pain and not know what condition is causing it. Forefoot pain refers to pain or discomfort felt toward the top of the foot and may be caused by a variety of problems. Symptoms of forefoot pain may include pain or burning sensation in the ball or front of...

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Midfoot Pain

Midfoot Pain

If you have a bone spur in the foot or a Lisfranc sprain, you have a midfoot condition. The midfoot refers to the section of the foot between the heel and the toes and is made up of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and the joints between the bones. The bones are considered the most significant, as they are responsible for absorbing shock during standing, walking, and running movements. Midfoot pain, swelling, stiffness, burning, or bruising may be the result of a variety of midfoot conditions. Conditions related to midfoot pain include: Arthritis Bone Spurs Lisfranc Sprain/Fracture If you need...

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Rearfoot Conditions

Rearfoot Conditions

If you suffer with cavus foot or flat feet, you have a rearfoot condition. The rearfoot is primarily made up of bones and soft tissues and is generally the first point of impact when walking or running. Pain in this region of the foot can be crippling and may lead to other injuries, such as back pain, if ignored. There are many causes of rearfoot pain, including foot deformity, trauma to the foot, a pinched nerve, or even wearing high heeled shoes; however, it is important to consult with a qualified medical professional if you are experiencing any signs...

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Chronic Ankle Pain

Chronic Ankle Pain

A number of injuries and conditions can cause chronic ankle pain. The ankle is the joint where the foot and leg meet and is made up of bones, cartilages, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Pain associated with the ankle may be felt on the inside or outside of the ankle or along the Achilles tendon. Ankle pain can be associated with swelling, stiffness, redness, and warmth in the affected area and may worsen when bearing weight or with ankle motion. Ankle pain can be caused by sprains, damage or swelling to tendons, infection, heel pain or injuries, blood vessel blockages,...

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Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries to the foot and ankle should not be ignored. The main function of the foot is to absorb the shock from the body’s weight landing on it. Whether you are an occasional walker or a professional athlete, your feet take a beating, and it is likely that you will experience a sports or exercise related injury at some point in your life. When an injury occurs, exercisers may experience a sharp pain, tingling, numbness, and/or swelling during or after physical activities. If left untreated, the condition may become chronic and lead to other injuries. Factors increasing the...

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Trauma

Trauma

Foot and ankle trauma is common regardless of your age or athletic ability. After all, accidents happen. Trauma to the foot and ankle may occur while tripping over something, dropping objects, or in an automobile accident. Signs and symptoms of a traumatic injury to the foot or ankle include immediate and severe pain, inability to bear weight, swelling, bruising, tenderness to the touch, and apparent deformity. Because the foot is so complex, it is important to be evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist following an injury to prevent misdiagnosis and further complications. Common foot and ankle injuries due...

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Pediatric Conditions

Pediatric Conditions

Although children are affected by many of the same conditions as adults, pediatric foot problems occur more frequently and take on different characteristics due to their developing bodies and active lifestyles. It is important to begin foot care at a very young age because our feet must carry us through our entire lives. Because children may not be able to properly verbalize what is happening to their bodies, consult with a podiatrist if you notice your child is experiencing any apparent discomfort or pain when walking, walking on toes, limping, or having difficulty participating in usual activities or sports....

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