Bursitis is an inflammation of a small fluid-filled sac, called a bursa, located near a joint, bone or tendon. The bursa, which protects the area from friction, can become inflamed from repetitive motion or irritation from shoes. In the foot, the heel and the toes are most o...
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The foot contains 26 bones and more than 30 joints. Many people experience pain involving one or more of these joints. The pain may be accompanied by swelling, tenderness, stiffness, redness, bruising and/or increased warmth over the affected joints. Joint pain may be caused...
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Still Think High Heels Are Worth It? It’s not what fashion-conscious women want to hear—another warning about high heels. But wearing pump-style shoes often causes significant pain by irritating a common bony deformity on the back of the heel, called "pump bump." If left un...
11/9/2016 11:35:59 AM
Custom orthotics are medical devices prescribed by a foot and ankle surgeon. These are different from shoe inserts and arch supports in that they have two functions. Orthotics can be used to accommodate or offload a prominent area. This can be helpful for bursitis, calluses...
10/12/2016 12:51:41 PM
Why Does My Heel Hurt? Dr. Michael T. Ambroziak, DPM, FACFAS Foot & Ankle Surgeon from Michigan Fellow Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons One of the most common questions I am asked by my patients is, “Why does my heel hurt?” While there c...
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What Is Haglund’s Deformity? Haglund’s deformity is a bony enlargement on the back of the heel. The soft tissue near the Achilles tendon becomes irritated when the bony enlargement rubs against shoes. This often leads to painful bursitis, which is an inflammation of the b...
10/26/2016 12:32:09 PM
In Women's Shoes, Pain Does Not Equal Gain High-heeled shoes can cause pain, deformities and damage to the feet that can last a lifetime. But doctors say there are steps women can take to reduce high heel-related foot problems. Avoid shoes with pointed toes. Avoi...
11/9/2016 11:28:21 AM
Don't Ignore Your Kid's Heel Pain Address pain early, avoid long recovery. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons stresses that athletes should never “play through the pain” in their feet. Left untreated, heel pain can lead to difficulty in walking that will ...
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Why Women's Feet Hurt More in Autumn Fall is not a fun time of year for women like Elaine Powers. In the summer months, "like everybody else, I like to wear flip-flop sandals, open-toed shoes, a nice pedicure with good nail polish," she says. But as autumn arrives, the 49-...
11/9/2016 11:40:12 AM
Make Your Feet Smile This Sandal Season When summer hits, we are guaranteed at least three solid months of wearing sandals. Seeing your feet exposed may raise questions as to what could be ailing your feet. To help keep your feet healthy and happy for the summer and beyond, ...
11/9/2016 4:22:02 PM