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Compartment syndrome, a buildup of pressure within the tissue of the foot, is a painful condition that can result in tissue damage. Potential causes are injury (acute compartment syndrome) or exercise (exertional compartment syndrome). When compartment syndrome occurs follow...
/conditions/compartment-syndrome 1/10/2018 11:21:41 AM
Ankle Replacement Surgery High Ankle Sprain vs Lateral Ankle Sprain Spring Walking
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What Is Equinus?   Equinus is a condition in which the upward bending motion of the ankle joint is limited. Someone with equinus lacks the flexibility to bring the top of the foot toward the front of the leg. Equinus can occur in one or both feet. When it involves both feet,...
/conditions/equinus 11/8/2017 2:45:42 PM
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What Is the Plantar Fibroma?    A plantar fibroma is a fibrous knot (nodule) in the arch of the foot. It is embedded within the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toes on the bottom of the foot. A plantar fibroma can develop in one or both fee...
/conditions/plantar-fibroma 1/10/2018 12:56:47 PM
The number of sweat glands is most dense in the feet and hands. Sweaty feet are a common disorder in which the sweat glands of the feet produce excessive sweat. Persons with this condition usually have a genetic predisposition or are under stress, which activates the brain to...
/conditions/sweaty-feet 1/10/2018 1:49:56 PM
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There are 26 bones in the human foot. Some people have extra bones (accessory ossicles) which are usually congenital (present at birth) but may also be due to previous trauma. These extra bones, which can occur with any bone in the foot, can be painless (asymptomatic) and are...
/conditions/extra-bones 1/10/2018 11:41:23 AM
Fallen arches is a term commonly used to describe a flatfoot condition that develops during adulthood. This should not be confused with other causes of flatfoot that may develop during childhood or adolescence. Most cases of fallen arches develop when the main arch-supportin...
/conditions/fallen-arches 1/10/2018 11:41:44 AM
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 1/10/2018 11:55:24 AM
Articles by Type Narrow your foot and ankle health article search by selecting a category topic. Additional health information is available in the Foot and Ankle Conditions  section.    
/articles/categories 6/27/2017 2:23:45 PM
Browse Foot & Ankle Conditions The ACFAS presents this educational reference as a public service and for informational purposes only. The material is derived from the current medical knowledge on the topics listed. The content is not intended to be a substitute for profession...
/foot-ankle-conditions/browse-foot-ankle-conditions 11/6/2017 11:45:44 AM
Calf pain can result from many different causes. Sometimes something as simple as overactivity causes muscle strain in the calf. Or dietary imbalances may cause cramping in the calf. However, calf pain may be a symptom of more serious problems as well. Poor blood flow to the...
/conditions/calf-pain 11/8/2017 2:45:24 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
Drop foot refers to the inability to lift the front part of one’s foot off the ground when walking, resulting in a scuffing or dragging of the foot or lifting the thigh (known as “steppage” gait). It is most often caused by nerve or muscle disorders or damage or by a central ...
/conditions/drop-foot 1/10/2018 11:40:27 AM
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