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...
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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 ...
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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...
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Why Women's Feet Hurt More in Autumn Fall is not always a fun time of year for some women. In the summer months, women like to wear flip-flop sandals and open-toed shoes, but as autumn arrives, many women make the annual changeover of their wardrobes to closed-in shoe st...
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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...
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Heel pain, especially stabbing 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 irritat...
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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...
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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...
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What Is an Ankle Sprain? An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle, usually on the outside of the ankle. Ligaments are bands of tissue—like rubber bands—that connect one bone to another and bind the joints together. In the ankle joint, ligaments pr...
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What Is a Fifth Metatarsal Fracture? Fifth metatarsal fractures (breaks) are common foot foot injuries. The fifth metatarsal is the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe. Two types of fractures that often occur in the fifth metatarsal are: ...
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