Archive for September, 2012


Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)

  Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is also referred to as adult acquired flatfoot. This condition occurs when there are degenerative changes to a major tendon of the foot, impairing its ability to support the arch, which results in a flattening of the foot. It is one of the more common foot and ankle problems [...]

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Toe Pain

  Because this area of the foot is comprised of bones, phalanges, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels there is little wonder that toe pain is such a common occurrences. The fact that these parts of the foot are susceptible to injury and infection, combined with most people’s negligence of this part of [...]

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Sesamoiditis

  Sesamoiditis is a condition that affects the two small bones located beneath the joint of the big toe, and naturally, they are referred to as the sesamoid bones. The purpose of these bones it to stabilize the foot and protect the tendons during weight bearing activities, including walking. In fact, the sesamoid bones are [...]

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Achilles Pain

  There is little wonder that Achilles pain is one of the most frequent lower body complaints encountered by doctors and podiatrists; while this particular tendon is the largest in the body and is built to withstand the pressures created by running and jumping it is also susceptible to developing tendonitis through overuse and degeneration. [...]

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Athlete’s Foot

    Athlete’s foot is a dermatological condition that is more formally referred to as tinea pedis (foot fungus), and while it does indeed affect the feet it is no way limited to athletes. In fact, it is an extremely common condition that strikes roughly 1 out of every 10 people, and males are usually [...]

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Causes and Treatment for Pain on Top of the Foot

  Pain on top of the foot is an uncomfortable affliction that can be mildly annoying or severely debilitating, and while pain comes and goes for some people for others it is a constant problem. This type of condition has several causes that range from minor irritations to serious health issues, but it is most [...]

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