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Understanding Haglund’s Deformity

Haglund’s deformity is characterized by a prominent bump situated at the back of the calcaneus, commonly referred to as the heel bone. The Achilles tendon attaches calf muscles at the back of your leg to the heel bone. A small sac of tissue, called a [...]

By |2019-01-24T07:54:57-07:00November 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Understanding Haglund’s Deformity

The Basics of Peroneal Tendon Injuries

The foot has two peroneal tendons that run side-by-side along the ankle. One of the tendons attaches at the outside middle of the foot and the other attaches to the foot's arch. These tendons work to keep your ankle stable so that you do not [...]

By |2019-01-24T07:54:57-07:00September 15th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The Basics of Peroneal Tendon Injuries

Treating Hallux Rigidus

Arthritis of the big toe joint, or hallux rigidus, is second only to bunions as the most common condition affecting the big toe. Universally affecting women more than men, hallux rigidus generally appears in individuals from 30 to 60 years of age. It's an often [...]

By |2017-10-31T13:18:18-07:00August 19th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Treating Hallux Rigidus

Treatments for Tarsal Coalition

Sometimes resulting in limited motion and pain in one or both feet, a tarsal coalition is an abnormal connection between the tarsal bones, located in the back of the foot. The condition, which can involve bones, cartilage, or tissue, may require further evaluation from a [...]

By |2017-10-31T13:18:31-07:00July 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Treatments for Tarsal Coalition

Understanding Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

A common foot and ankle problem, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is a condition that results when tendons are inflamed or torn. A podiatrist can determine whether you're likely to respond well to standard treatments for PTTD or if you may have a situation that requires [...]

By |2019-01-24T07:54:58-07:00June 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Understanding Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

Lisfranc Joint Injury Overview

A Lisfranc injury typically occurs when the foot is twisted during a fall or when a weight lands on the foot while it is flexed downward. The injury is most often seen in horseback riders, athletes participating in contact sports, runners, and accident victims. The [...]

By |2019-01-24T07:54:58-07:00May 17th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Lisfranc Joint Injury Overview

How to Correctly Wear Flip Flops

While freeing your feet from the confines of restrictive footwear has its benefits, it also has a downside that may not show for years to come. Flip flops do offer some protection for the bottom of your feet, depending upon their thickness. They are good [...]

By |2017-10-31T13:19:12-07:00April 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on How to Correctly Wear Flip Flops

4 Types of Foot Fractures

The foot is comprised of 26 bones that, in spite of their relatively small size, do a remarkable job of supporting our weight and getting us from place to place. An accident or trauma can crush, twist, bend, or otherwise fracture these bones. The following [...]

By |2017-10-31T13:19:29-07:00March 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on 4 Types of Foot Fractures

Melanoma of the Foot

Cancer that starts in the cell of your skin and produces pigmentation is known as melanoma. Melanoma that shows up in the foot or ankle area tends to be ignored by many people during its early stages. This is unfortunate, as this is the time [...]

By |2018-06-16T01:35:35-07:00February 12th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Melanoma of the Foot

The Most Common Sports Injures

Athletes are particularly susceptible to a variety of common sports injuries. These injuries can result from mishaps on the playing field, but also from repetitive movements and overuse. Here we discuss three of the most common foot injuries reported by athletes. Stress Fractures One in [...]

By |2019-01-24T07:54:58-07:00December 18th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on The Most Common Sports Injures