Tag Archives: foot

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 […]