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What Is the Accessory Navicular?   The accessory navicular (os navicularum or os tibiale externum) is an extra bone or piece of cartilage located on the inner side of the foot just above the arch. It is incorporated within the posterior tibial tendon, which attaches in th...
/conditions/accessory-navicular-syndrome-(1) 4/4/2019 4:51:49 PM
Foot & Ankle Surgeons Examine Latest Heel Pain Treatments Early attention key to avoiding aggressive surgical options Imagine getting out of bed every morning and feeling a temporary pain shoot through your heel. For many people, this is an everyday occurrence. Heel pain, a...
/article/foot-ankle-surgeons-examine-latest-heel-pain-treat 2/21/2019 4:25:22 PM
Avoid Sprains & Fractures This Summer 10 Tips for Healthy Outdoor Feet Don’t Let Bunions Sideline You
/newsletter-issues/2014/summer-2014 6/27/2016 5:22:58 PM
Ankle Fractures Often Not Diagnosed Long-term complications result from poor recovery.     Mistaking an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain has serious consequences when the foot does not heal correctly. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons reminds patients to s...
/article/ankle-fractures-often-not-diagnosed 11/6/2017 12:39:05 PM
When a Hammertoe is Not Just a Hammertoe Surgeons advise a second look at ligament in foot as culprit.     When people notice one of their toes has an abnormal upward bend at the joint, many times they think it is a hammertoe. But often, the self-diagnosis is inaccurate a...
/article/when-a-hammertoe-is-not-just-a-hammertoe 11/23/2016 2:27:37 PM
Watch for Heel Pain After Coming Out of Hibernation Keep Kids’ Feet & Ankles Safe During Spring Sports Foot Fractures Can Signal Osteoporosis Take the Foot Push-Up Test
/newsletter-issues/2017/spring-2017 3/22/2017 1:30:18 PM
What Is the Achilles Tendon?   A tendon is a band of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. The Achilles tendon runs down the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Also called the heel cord, the Achilles tendon facilitates walking by helping ...
/conditions/achilles-tendon-rupture 11/8/2017 2:45:10 PM
Cold Weather Tips to Protect Your Feet and Ankles Foot and ankle surgeons provide essential winter safety advice It is never a good time for a foot or ankle injury, but some might consider the colder months to be the most inconvenient time to have their feet or ankles out o...
/article/cold-weather-tips-to-protect-your-feet-and-ankles 1/10/2018 2:26:41 PM
What Is the Achilles Tendon?   The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. It runs down the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Also called the heel cord, the Achilles tendon facilitates walking by helping to ra...
/conditions/achilles-tendon-disorders 11/8/2017 2:40:56 PM
What Is the Tarsal Tunnel?    The tarsal tunnel is a narrow space that lies on the inside of the ankle next to the ankle bones. The tunnel is covered with a thick ligament (the flexor retinaculum) that protects and maintains the structures contained within the tunnel—arteri...
/conditions/tarsal-tunnel-syndrome 1/10/2018 1:58:31 PM
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 1/10/2018 12:14:07 PM
What Is Hammertoe?   Hammertoe is a contracture (bending) deformity of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth or fifth (little) toes. This abnormal bending can put pressure on the toe when wearing shoes, causing problems to develop. Hammertoes usually start out as...
/conditions/hammertoe 1/10/2018 12:22:33 PM
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as a stress fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation or, rarely, a cyst. Because...
/conditions/heel-pain-(plantar-fasciitis) 1/10/2018 12:25:36 PM
What Is the Os Trigonum?   The os trigonum is an extra (accessory) bone that sometimes develops behind the ankle bone (talus). It is connected to the talus by a fibrous band. The presence of an os trigonum in one or both feet is congenital (present at birth). It becomes evid...
/conditions/os-trigonum-syndrome 1/10/2018 12:43:04 PM
What Is Capsulitis of the Second Toe?   Ligaments surrounding the joint at the base of the second toe form a capsule, which helps the joint to function properly. Capsulitis is a condition in which these ligaments have become inflamed. Although capsulitis can also occur in th...
/conditions/capsulitis-of-the-second-toe 1/10/2018 11:10:15 AM
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