Sesamoiditis

You might be wondering, what is sesamoiditis? Well, you’d be surprised to know that you currently have sesamoids. Sesamoids are bones in your body that are connected to other bones via tendons or muscles. With this condition, the tendons or muscles around the sesamoid bones become inflamed or irritated. When discussing this condition, it’s usually […]

Plantar Fibromas

A Plantar Fibroma is a fibrous knot or nodule, that is mainly located on the arch of your foot. The knot will likely appear to you as a growth, but it is not considered cancerous. It will begin to develop over time within your plantar fascia, which is the band of tissue that extends across […]

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the fibrous tissue that runs along the arch of the foot to connect the heel bone and ball of the forefoot. Heel spurs are not the same as plantar fasciitis; however, the two conditions are associated. Since the plantar fascia is subjected to great amounts of impact […]

Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia is characterized by acute pain in the ball of the upper foot region, or the area between the foot’s arch and toes. There are five metatarsal bones running down the middle of the foot from the toes to the ankle; when one of the nerves between the metatarsals becomes inflamed, metatarsalgia and its accompanying […]

Flatfoot

Flatfoot is a foot deformity involving the arch of the foot, where the entire foot rests on the ground when standing, rather than the foot having a normal mid-foot rise. Flatfoot may result from the foot’s arch failing to develop properly during childhood, when standing and walking begin. It can also result from the foot’s […]

Capsulitis

Capsulitis occurs when a toe joint ligament in the foot becomes inflamed due to over-stretching. These ligaments connect the toe and metatarsal bones. Capsulitis usually results from extending too much pressure to the forefoot as a result of trauma, overuse, or ill-fitting footwear. What Are Some Causes of Capsulitis? Sudden trauma or too much stress […]