Foot Health

Pain in your big toe, what does it mean?

We all get pain in our feet, it is something that effects the young and old alike. The pain can be from many different things such as poor fitting shoes or an accident. As there are so many causes to the pain you may be feeling in your big toe, we won’t be able to

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Ingrown Toenail

An ingrown toenail is a common condition in which the nail grows into the skin at the borders of the nail. It usually affects the big toe, but others may be affected as well. This is a painful condition that can lead to infection of the nail bed. Causes of ingrown toenail Heredity Some people

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Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain is one of the most common musculoskeletal injury.  Ligaments are the fibrous structures that hold the bones of the joints together. A sprain occurs when these ligaments are stretched beyond their limits and rupture completely or partially. Causes of ankle sprains The most common ligament of the ankle to rupture is the

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Stiff Big Toe – Hallux Rigidus

Hallux rigidus or stiff big toe is the arthritis of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe. It is usually associated with some case of trauma history in the patient however sometimes there is no such history of mechanical injury. It more commonly affects females especially between 30 and 60 years of age. The underlying

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Diabetic Foot Problems

One of the most risky complications of diabetes comes in the form of diabetic foot problems. Diabetic foot problems stem from the fact that diabetes reduces the sensation of discomfort and pain in the foot, allowing previously innocuous foot problems to become very serious. Diabetic foot problems generally come from complications caused by: 1. Increased

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Symptoms and Treatment of Ankle Arthritis

Arthritis itself means joint inflammation. It causes swelling and pain.  Eventually, arthritis results in loss of the joint function, deformity and discomfort in walking. The most common type of ankle arthritis is post-traumatic arthritis – an old ankle injury or fracture cause wear and tear of the joint surface.  Ankle arthritis is estimated to affect

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Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciitis

Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciitis Plantar fascia is a thin layer of subcutaneous tissue lying just beneath the skin of the sole of your foot. It supports the overall arch of your foot and provides the connection between heel bone and the foot. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of this plantar fascia which is accompanied

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Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma, also referred to as intermetatarsal neuroma is a painful condition which involves thickening of one of the nerves leading to your toes, most commonly the nerve between the third and fourth toe due to compression and irritation of the nerve. Symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma: Morton’s Neuroma can cause tingling or burning sensation in your

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Ankle Instability

Ankle Instability- Its Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment Ankle Instability is the condition which is characterized by a recurring giving way on the lateral side of your ankle. The person suffering from this problem goes through repeated ankle sprains. The giving way happens when you are walking or performing other activities. It can also occur when

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