Author: Foot & Ankle Center

Heel Pain in Children

One possible cause for heel pain in children is Sever’s Disease.  This is also known as Calcaneal Apophysitis. This is a condition that typically affects children, ages 8-14 years old.  It commonly affects kids that participate in physical activities, such as walking, running, or jumping.  This occurs because the heel bone or calcaneus does not… Read More

Plantar Warts

A wart is a tiny growth on the skin that develops when the skin is infected by a virus. Warts can develop anywhere on the foot, but typically they appear on the plantar aspect, or bottom of the foot. Plantar warts most commonly occur in children, adolescents, and the elderly. Plantar warts can be either a… Read More

Shin Splints

Shin splints describe pain and swelling in the front of the lower legs. The pain typically appears after repetitive activities, ie running or walking. These activities can also exacerbate the condition, as well. Common causes of this condition are flat feet, calf tightness, improper training techniques, worn out or improper shoe-gear/sneakers, as well as running… Read More

Stress Fractures

Stress fractures, which are hairline cracks in a bone of the foot, are one of the more common injuries. They can make simple, everyday activities like walking or running, very painful. If left untreated, these injuries can lead to a complete fracture or break in the bone. Stress fractures are frequently ignored by people who… Read More

New Year’s Resolution

In the New Year, don’t forget to keep your feet in tip-top shape while following through with your resolutions to get fit. Start new workouts gradually— Increase your stamina and the length of your workouts gradually to avoid overuse injuries such as stress fractures or tendon strains and sprains. Stretching your muscles before and after… Read More

Ingrown Toenails

When a toenail is ingrown, it curves and grows into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). This ingrowing of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the toe. If an ingrown nail causes a break in the skin, bacteria may enter and cause… Read More

Pediatric Flat Feet

Pediatric flat feet can be classified as symptomatic or asymptomatic, and are very common. Typically, surgical intervention is not required. Symptomatic flat feet display symptoms such as pain and limitation of activity, while asymptomatic flat feet show no symptoms at all. Flat feet can be apparent at birth or it can show up years later…. Read More