Posts in: Common Foot Conditions

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

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

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

Do You Have a Painful, Swollen, Bump-Like Appearance on the Back of Your Ankle?

Do you have pain just moving your ankle in different directions? You may have something called ‘Pump Bump’ or “Haglund’s Deformity“. Haglund’s Deformity can be caused by an excessive bony prominence where your Achilles Tendon inserts into the heel bone, or by having a rigid heel support on your shoe that continuously rubs up and down… Read More

Do You Suffer From An Ankle Sprain?

Recent ankle injury?  Do you roll your ankles often? Persistent pain and swelling in the ankle may be a result of an ankle sprain. Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot.  This may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on… Read More