Tag Archives: foot pain

Heel Spurs

by in Conditions We Treat, Podiatry August 14, 2015

Heel spurs are a common complaint and cause of heel pain. Heel spurs, also known as calcaneal spurs, can be on the bottom of the heel bone or at the back near the Achilles tendon. A large part of the time, heel spurs and plantar fasciitis occur at the same time. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation […]

Flat Feet

by in Conditions We Treat, Podiatry March 23, 2015

Flat foot is a common condition that can lead to other complications in the foot, ankles, and in the hips and back. It is commonly referred to as “fallen arches”. This condition is often hereditary. Sudden onset of flat feet could be the results of ruptured or dysfunctional tendons. Flat feet can be characterized broadly […]

Plantar Fasciitis

by in Podiatry February 7, 2013

Plantar fasciitis is a common podiatry condition that affects the foot arch and heel. You may have heard it mentioned when people talk about injuries to athletes, particularly basketball players. This condition occurs when the plantar fascia, which is the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot, becomes inflamed. This can cause pain or […]

What causes hammer toe?

by in Podiatry December 25, 2012

Hammer toe is a deformity where one, or several, of the toes become permanently bent at the proximal interphalangeal joint (the second joint in the toe). It can occur in the second, third or fourth toes, and it gets its name because the affected toe(s) looks like…well, a hammer. Hammer toe can be caused by […]