Category: Foot Pain

Why Do My Arches Hurt?

Arch pain can develop slowly after weeks and months of strenuous training or sporting activity, or strike suddenly one morning when you wake up with the throbbing pain of plantar fasciitis. The causes of arch pain are many and varied, so it can be difficult to determine what the actual cause is without the help […]

Neuromas & Foot Pain

Although sometimes described as a nerve tumor, a foot neuroma is really an inflammation of the tissue that surrounds one of the nerves in your toes. While there is usually no physical deformity, such as a bump of a bunion, it can still actually feel like you have a small rock or seed in your […]

Causes of Heel Pain

Many people visit the podiatrist’s offices complaining of heel pain. There are various causes of heel pain including repetitive stress from exercise and tight fitting shoes such as high heels. Since your feet are the foundation you stand upon, a pain in the heel can affect your entire body. When you have heel discomfort, it […]

Some Common Running Injuries

Running is such a wonderfully simple activity and a great way to get your daily exercise. It requires very little in the way of equipment and can be accomplished just about anywhere with a little space. The repetitive motions that come with running, however, can cause a variety of foot and ankle problems. Some of […]

How to Prevent Sports Injuries

Anyone who is involved in sports knows that there is always the risk of injury. Of course, it isn’t possible to prevent all injuries, but there are a variety of steps you can take to minimize the likelihood of sustaining an injury such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, and ankle sprains. Ways to […]

Bad Bunions May Need Surgery

Many people develop bunions. In fact, it is one of the most common maladies treated by podiatrists. A bunion is a large bump that typically develops on the joint of the big toe, but may also affect other toe joints. When one forms on the pinky toe, it is called a bunionette. Early treatment and […]

Foot Ball Pain (Metatarsalgia)

The location on your foot where the three middle toes intersect with the middle of the foot (the “ball” of your foot) absorbs a huge amount of force whenever you walk or exercise which is why you are more likely to suffer an injury to this area, especially during high impact sporting activities. The pain […]

Ultrasound Treatment for Heel Pain

When you are suffering from chronic heel pain from conditions like plantar fasciitis, finding a treatment that leads to improvement and relief can be frustrating and challenging. At Your Next Step, a podiatry practice serving the Philadelphia area, podiatrists offer an innovative ultrasound therapy that has helped many patients with stubborn foot and ankle pain. […]

Foot & Ankle Fractures

Many people may have witnessed the terrifying fracture that occurred during the 2016 Rio Olympics to French gymnast Samir Ait Said. It was no doubt a traumatic and painful experience for him and demonstrates the amount of force and strength that goes into an Olympic event. However, you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete […]

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