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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...
/conditions/haglund’s-deformity 11/8/2017 2:45:58 PM
Arthritis is a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases. Arthritis means “joint inflammation.” When it affects joints of the foot, it can produce swelling and pain and may eventually result in deformity, loss of joint function and decreased ability to walk. The mos...
/conditions/foot-arthritis 11/8/2017 2:45:46 PM
Arthritis is a general term for a group of more than 100 diseases. Arthritis means “joint inflammation.” When it affects the ankle joint, it can produce swelling and pain and may eventually result in deformity, loss of joint function and decreased ability to walk. The most...
/conditions/ankle-arthritis 11/8/2017 2:45:12 PM
Clubfoot (congenital talipes equinovarus) is a deformity that is present at birth in about one in every 1,000 children. It occurs in males more often than females and can affect one or both feet. The feet of an infant with clubfoot point down and inward. It is not painful, b...
/conditions/clubfoot 11/8/2017 2:45:28 PM
Toe walking, a condition in which a person walks on the toes or ball of the foot, is most often seen in young children learning to walk. A child who does not outgrow toe walking in early childhood should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon. Toe walking may be idiopathic ...
/conditions/toe-walking 11/8/2017 2:45:07 PM
Arch supports and shoe inserts are devices that are placed inside of shoes to support and align the foot and lower extremities (knees, hips and lower back), thus preventing the progression of a foot deformity, improving the function of the foot and diminishing or eliminating ...
/conditions/shoe-inserts 11/8/2017 2:46:33 PM
Foot bumps are bony projections that can occur anywhere on the foot. They can be a natural enlargement of a foot bone, or they can be an extra bone. They can be asymptomatic (without pain) or symptomatic (painful). If they are not painful, they can usually be accommodated by ...
/conditions/foot-bumps 11/8/2017 2:45:47 PM
Foot lumps are soft-tissue masses (not bone) that can occur anywhere on the foot. They can be caused by soft-tissue swelling, sacs of fluid, fatty tissue and nerve, vessel or muscle enlargements. Foot lumps may be without pain (asymptomatic), or they can cause pain and affect...
/conditions/foot-lumps 11/8/2017 2:45:49 PM
What Is Pediatric Flatfoot? Flatfoot is common in both children and adults. When this deformity occurs in children, it is referred to as pediatric flatfoot. Although there are various forms of flatfoot, they all share one characteristic—partial or total collapse of the arch...
/conditions/pediatric-flatfoot 11/8/2017 2:46:19 PM
For Patients Suffering Flatfoot: Do Not Wait to Seek Help Early diagnosis and treatment can lead to improved outcomes.     Early diagnosis and treatment for adults suffering from a painful fallen foot arch, or adult-acquired flatfoot, is key to increase improved long-term...
/article/for-patients-suffering-flatfoot-don’t-wait-to-seek 11/23/2016 12:14:17 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...
/article/in-women-s-shoes,-pain-does-not-equal-gain 12/6/2017 2:33:14 PM
Even though bunions are a common foot deformity, there are misconceptions about them. Many people may unnecessarily suffer the pain of bunions for years before seeking treatment. What Is a Bunion?   A bunion (also referred to as hallux valgus) is often described as a bump ...
/conditions/bunions 11/8/2017 2:45:21 PM
What Is Flatfoot?   Flatfoot is often a complex disorder, with diverse symptoms and varying degrees of deformity and disability. There are several types of flatfoot, all of which have one characteristic in common: partial or total collapse (loss) of the arch. Other characte...
/conditions/flexible-flatfoot 11/8/2017 2:45:46 PM
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...
/article/still-think-high-heels-are-worth-it 12/6/2017 2:31:50 PM
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, ...
/article/make-your-feet-smile-this-sandal-season 11/9/2016 4:22:02 PM
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