Our toes can bend and flex impressively well and with a high degree of sensitivity. Some people are even talented enough to grab objects or take up a pen with their feet! When our digits remain bent, however, that usefulness turns into a strange-looking and often painful condition. Claw toes often look like their name […]
Cysts are fluid-filled masses under the skin. Common cysts of the feet include synovial cysts, ganglia, and cutaneous mucoid cysts. Ganglion cysts are easily diagnosed, as they are visible and pliable to touch. Surgical treatments remain the primary option, other than doing nothing at all, for the treatment of ganglion cysts. Ganglion cysts have been […]
Hammer toe is the bending of one or both joints of the toe, which results in a deformity that makes a toe have a shape similar to that of a hammer. Although second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe can be a hammer toe, the 2nd toe is frequently the one that’s affected. Hammertoe may […]
Morton’s neuroma is caused by the tissue thickening around a nerve that leads to the toes. This typically happens in the area between your third and fourth toes. Morton’s neuroma can occur in response to irritation, injury or pressure. This condition affects the ball of the foot and can be accompanied by burning pain or […]
Nerve entrapment can be caused by repeated microtrauma or acute trauma. Repetitive microtrauma can result from poorly fitted shoes, foot deformities, or sports-related activity. Compression from scar tissue or other tissue growth exert pressure on the nerve and result in injury to the nerve.
Diabetics are prone to foot ulcerations because of neurologic and vascular conditions. Peripheral arterial occlusive disease, structural foot deformity, and diabetic neuropathy are typical risk factors for ulcers. It is important to note that diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot problem that can lead to lower extremity amputation.
Pain can make your life miserable. And when that pain is in your ankle, you feel it with almost every step you take. Fortunately, today’s sophisticated medical technology and therapies allow us to successfully treat virtually every type of ankle pain. Swelling, tenderness and pain in the ankle often won’t go away without treatment by […]
Flat Feet: Get the Facts! When you think of arches, a certain city might come to mind, or a particularly famous restaurant, but when we think of arches, naturally we think of the ones found on your feet—we are, after all, podiatrists. Sometimes we come across patients who have low arches. The soles of their […]