Common Foot Problems

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis - The Foot PodPlantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes. In this condition, the fascia first becomes irritated and then inflamed, resulting in heel pain. Read more …

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toe Nail - The Foot PodIt is a curved nail that grows into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). This “digging in” of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the toe. Read more …

Painful Corns

Painful Corns - The Foot Pod“Corn” is also known as “heloma” in medical term which describes thick areas of skin that develops as a result of excessive amount of pressure and friction being applied to the skin. Corns, rather than being a defect, are our body’s protective mechanism from further damage. Read more …

Morton’s Neuroma

Mortons Neuroma - The Foot PodA neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue and Morton’s neuroma is a swollen, inflamed common digital nerve located between the bones at the ball of the foot. The most common location is in second (between second and third metatarsal) and third (between third and fourth metatarsals) spaces. Read more …

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendinitis - The Foot PodThe Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body that connects calf muscles to the heel bone and is used in all our weightbearing activities such as walking, jumping and running. Read more …

Bunions

Bunions - The Foot PodA bunion is a “bump” on the joint at the base of big toe known as first metatarsophalangeal joint (1st MPJ) – that occurs when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place. Read more …

Tailor’s Bunion

Tailors bunion - The Foot PodTailor’s bunion is similar to bunion deformity but it develops on the opposite side of the foot over 5th metatarsophalangeal joint (5th MPJ). This produces a painful pressure area and its symptoms include pressure pain, painful callous formation and difficulty wearing shoes. Read more …

Flatfoot

Flat foot - The Foot PodFlatfoot is often a complex disorder, with diverse symptoms and varying degrees of deformity and disability. There are several types of flatfoot, all of which have one characteristic in common: partial or total collapse (loss) of the arch. Read more …

Hammer / Claw Toes

Claw toe, hammer toe - The Foot PodHammer/Claw/Mallet toes are all variations that can happen to the small toes. They are slightly different in joint involvements. If the MTP joint is bent upwards, the toe may press down and cause pain in the ball of the foot (“Metatarsalgia”). Read more …

Big Toe Joint Arthritis

Cheilectomy - The Foot PodHallux limitus refers to a condition where big toe joint (first MPJ) lost its range of motion. Hallux limitus encompasses mild to severe degenerative changes in the first MPJ and symptoms varies from mild to disabling. Read more …