Morton’s Neuroma at a Glance Morton’s neuroma is a swollen, inflamed nerve in the foot. Morton’s neuroma causes a “burning” sharp pain on the bottom of the foot. Treatments for Morton’s neuroma include resting the foot, better fitting shoes, antiinflammation medications, ice packs, and operation.
What is an Ingrown Toenail? hen a toenail is ingrown, the nail is curved downward and 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.
Even though bunions are acommon foot deformity, thereare misconceptions about them.Many people may unnecessarilysuffer the pain of bunions for yearsbefore seeking treatment.
What is Gout? Gout is a disorder that resultsfrom the build-up of uric acidin the tissues or a joint—most oftenthe joint of the big toe.An attack ofgout can be miserable, marked by thefollowing symptoms:
People with diabetes are prone tomany foot problems, oftenbecause of two complications of diabetes: nerve damage (neuropathy)and poor blood circulation.Neuropathy causes loss of feeling inyour feet, taking away your ability tofeel pain and discomfort, so you may not detect an injury or irritation. Poor circulation in your feet reduces your ability to heal, making it hard for even a tiny cut to resist infection.
Heel pain is normally caused by a biomechanical imbalance which over time creates tension in the planter fascia region of the foot, eventually causing pain in the heel. Spurs of the heel are soft calcium deposits that result from inflammation and tension in the planter fascia region of the foot. The heel spur itself does not cause pain.
If you’ve been suffering from heel pain or plantar fasciitis and you’ve found it increasingly difficult to do the things you love to do, including sleep, then this letter may be music to your ears.
Foot orthotics have been used for decades in the treatment of various different foot problems. Since the mid 1980′s they have become increasingly important in the treatment of various sports related injuries where overuse of muscles, tendons and ligaments occur.