Conditions

  • 5th Metatarsal Base Fracture

    The metatarsal bones are long bones in your feet. There are five metatarsal bones in each foot. The 5th metatarsal is the long bone that is located on the outside of the foot and connects to the small toe.

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  • Achilles Tendon Problems

    An Achilles tendon is a group of tough fibrous tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It functions so as to elevate the heel while walking or running.

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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture

    Achilles tendon is a strong fibrous cord present behind the ankle that connects the calf muscles to heel bone. It is used when you walk, run and jump. When the Achilles tendon becomes thin, weak, or if it is not used, it may be susceptible to injury or damage.

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  • Achilles Tendonitis

    The term Achilles tendonitis describes a variety of conditions and the use of this terminology varies considerably amongst practitioners.

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  • Ankle Arthritis

    Arthritis is inflammation resulting from the degeneration of cartilage in the joint causing pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints resulting in restricted movements. Arthritis of the foot and ankle joint can occur due to fracture, dislocation, inflammatory disease, or congenital deformity.

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  • Ankle Fracture

    Ankle injuries are the most common sports-related injury. An ankle fracture is a break in one or more bones that make up the ankle joint. Sometimes ligaments may also be damaged.

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  • Ankle Lateral Ligament Injury

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  • Ankle Sprain

    A sprain is stretching or tearing of ligaments, which connect adjacent bones in a joint and provides stability to the joint. An ankle sprain is a common injury and occurs when you fall or suddenly twist the ankle joint or when you land your foot in an awkward position after a jump.

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  • Ankle Sprains and Ligament Injuries

    A sprained ankle is a very common injury that can happen to anyone from children up to adults and athletes to non athletes and can happen when simply stepping on an uneven surface or incline to actual high impact sporting/physical activities.

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  • Avascular Necrosis

    Avascular necrosis also called osteonecrosis, refers to a painful condition which results from lack of blood supply to bone tissue gradually leading to bone death, collapse of the bone, collapse of articular cartilage covering the bone and finally to disabling arthritis.

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  • Big Toe Arthritis

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  • Big Toe Injury

    The basal joint of the big toe, known as metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint plays a vital role in the flexion (bending) of the toe. The ends of the joint bones are covered with a smooth articular cartilage.

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  • Bunion

    A bunion is a bony protuberance that appears on the external surface of the big toe when it angles toward the adjacent toe. It is an extra bone and a fluid-filled sac that grows at the base of the big toe.

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  • Calcaneal Fracture

    The calcaneus or heel bone is the largest bone in the ankle forming the heel and is situated at the lower back part of the foot. The calcaneus forms the subtalar joint with the talus, which helps in the inward and outward movement of the foot.

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  • Claw Toe

    Claw toe is a deformity, where a toe bends and appears like a bird’s claw. The affected toe is bent upward from the joint at the ball of foot, and downward at the joints in the middle and tip of the toe to curl under the foot. Hard thick skin called corns may develop under the ball of the foot or on the top of the affected toe, causing pain while walking.

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  • Corns

    A corn is a circular area of thickened skin developed as a result of continuous friction or pressure. They usually develop on the soles of feet, or on the top or sides of toes, and appear as yellowish dead tissue surrounding an area of tenderness.

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  • Diabetic Foot

    Diabetes is a chronic condition that is characterised by high blood glucose (sugar) levels. Diabetic patients are at a high risk for developing chronic wounds, especially in the feet. If left untreated, these wounds can cause serious problems that can lead to infections and eventually gangrene, which may require amputation.

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  • Drop Foot

    Foot drop also known as drop foot, is a sign of an underlying muscular, neurological or anatomical condition, where you are unable to lift the front part of your foot, resulting in foot dragging.

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  • Flat Foot

    Paediatric Flat foot, also known as “fallen arches” or the medical term Pes planus, is a deformity of the feet in which the arch, which runs lengthwise along the sole of the feet, has collapsed to the ground or has not formed at all.

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  • Forefoot Fracture

    The forefoot is the front of the foot that includes the toes. Fractures occurring in this part of the foot are painful but very often not disabling. There are 2 types of fractures namely, traumatic fracture and stress fracture.

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  • Forefoot Pain

    Forefoot pain, also referred to as metatarsalgia, is a type of pain that occurs in the ball of the foot (around the tip of the metatarsal bones). Generally, forefoot pain is associated with aging.

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  • Gout

    Gout is a very common, painful form of arthritis which causes swelling, redness and stiffness of the joints. Gout is caused by increased levels of uric acid in the tissues and blood from abnormal metabolism. Eating certain foods rich in purines such as liver and dried beans can elevate the body’s level of uric acid.

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  • Hammer Toe

    A hammertoe is a deformity of a lesser toe (second through fifth toes), where the toe gets bent upward at the toe’s middle joint, resembling a hammer. The bent portion may rub against a shoe causing pain, irritation and development of corns.

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  • Heel Pain

    The heel bone and the surrounding soft tissues including the fat pad are highly evolved in withstanding a lot of stress and shear forces as well as heavy loads / impact. Too much stress however can push them over their limits and lead to repetitive strain or more acute injuries.

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  • Ingrown Toe Nail

    Ingrown toenail is a very common and painful condition of the toe. It occurs when the sides or corner of the nail grow inwards and penetrates into the skin of the toe. Pain is often accompanied by swelling and redness.

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  • Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy

    Heel pain related to insertional Achilles tendinopathy may often mimic the signs and symptoms of mid Achilles tendinopathy and often share the same precipitating factors. Insertional Achilles tendinopathy however can be associated with calcification or increased bone formation in and around the tendon at its insertion.

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  • Plantar Fasciitis – Pulse Publication

    Plantar fasciitis otherwise commonly known as Policeman’s heel or heel spurs, is a very common problem accounting for approximately 80% of heel pains. It occurs equally in very athletic active people including the military and police forces, as well as those with more sedentary lifestyles.

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  • Problems with High Heels

    50-60% of women tend to wear high heels for a variety of reasons. Most studies show that they feel increased self worth, more assertive and on the whole they feel it has a positive effect on work environment, raising their chances of promotion. It is part of power dressing. Two thirds of women also feel more sexy and glamorous.

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  • Tailor's Bunionette & Bunion Treatments

    In this article we are going to cover the topic of tailor’s bunionette. We will then briefly cover bunion treatment methods and what can be done to alleviate pain and discomfort in the foot from this condition.

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  • Charcot Disease

    Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) is a neurological disorder characterized by damage to the peripheral nervous system which carries signals from the brain to various parts of the body and vice versa. This condition was named after 3 physicians Jean-Martin Charcot, Pierre Marie and Howard Henry Tooth.

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  • Charcot Disease

    Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) is a neurological disorder characterized by damage to the peripheral nervous system which carries signals from the brain to various parts of the body and vice versa. This condition was named after 3 physicians Jean-Martin Charcot, Pierre Marie and Howard Henry Tooth.

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  • 2nd MTP Joint Instability

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  • Accessory Navicular

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  • Ankle Medial Ligament Injury

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  • Ankle Synovitis

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  • Anterior Ankle Impingement

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  • Avascular Necrosis of the Navicular (Mueller Weiss Syndrome)

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  • Avascular Necrosis of the Talus

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  • Calcaneocuboid Arthritis

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  • Calf Muscle Tear

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  • Calf Tightness

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  • Chronic Ankle Sprain

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  • Compartment Syndrome of the Foot

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  • Callosities

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  • Crossover Toe

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  • Cuboid Fracture

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  • Curly Toe

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  • Distal Tibial Fracture

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  • Exertional Compartment Syndrome

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  • FHL Tendon Problems

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  • Foot Ulcer

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  • Freiberg's Disease

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  • Pseudogout

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  • Haglund's Deformity

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  • Hallux Fracture

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  • Hallux Interphalangeus

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  • Hallux Varus

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  • Heel Spur

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  • High Ankle Sprain – Syndesmotic Injury

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  • High Arched Feet – Pes Cavus

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