Category: Foot Pain

Why are My Feet Cramping?

A foot cramp is a sudden contraction of a muscle in your foot or leg that causes an uncontrolled tightening that feels like it will never release. Foot and leg cramps can be extremely painful and debilitating but they usually subside after several minutes. You can help avoid cramping by staying properly hydrated through consuming […]

How to Treat Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis is a condition that affects the two tiny sesamoid bones that float in the ball of your foot area. These bones are unique in that they have no direct connection to the surrounding structure except by tendons and tissues. They absorb pressure when you walk and also help to provide stability, but when they […]

5 Causes of Metatarsal Syndrome

Extreme pain and discomfort in the ball of the foot can occur in a condition known as metatarsal syndrome. This condition is very much like the more widely known carpal tunnel syndrome that affects the wrist, and both conditions cause similar problems but in totally different locations. These 5 issues can cause Metatarsal syndrome: Working, […]

Did I Just Break My Foot?

Many broken bones occur in the feet and ankles due to all the stress that we put on them every day. Some examples of these breaks include a broken heel that can be the result of landing hard after a high jump and toes that form stress fractures from participating in high impact sports like […]

How to Prevent Gout

Gout is caused by uric acid that can build up in the bloodstream, and while it is a normal ingredient of your blood, when any excess accumulation isn’t expelled through urination, the acid can reach high enough levels to crystallize out of the bloodstream and into the tissues around the joints, especially the big toe […]

The Causes of Pain in the Ball of Your Foot

Metatarsalgia is a frequent cause of pain in the ball of the foot. The ball is right behind your big toe on the bottom of your foot, and it takes on a large portion of the pressure from your body as you walk, run, or even stand. Subsequently, this part of the foot is more […]

Ultrasonic Therapy for Heel Pain

If you have pain and swelling on the back of your foot at your heel bone that continues to cause you trouble after several attempts at conventional treatments, you may have a chronic complication that could benefit from the application of Tenex Health TX ultrasonic therapy. Both Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis can cause severe […]

What is Sesamoiditis?

Sesamoiditis is a foot problem that is caused when the two sesamoid bones in the ball of the foot and the tissues surrounding them become inflamed and swollen. The sesamoid bones are free-floating bones that have no hard connection to the surrounding bones. They are only connected to the tendons and other connective tissues, with […]

The Different Ways That Your Foot Can Fracture

Foot and ankle fractures are among the most frequent ailments confronted by foot doctors. Professional athletes may be more susceptible to a fracture due to the constant stress and physical demands of their sport, but the rest of us can experience similar stresses during our everyday exercise routines. Accidents also produce their fair share of […]

The Top Three Foot & Ankle Injuries

While pro athletes may be more susceptible to injuries caused by the many years of repetitive stress from training and competition, you don’t have to be an Olympian to experience the oftentimes excruciating and debilitating pain that can accompany an injury. Among the most common injuries seen by podiatrists are these three: Ankle sprains—The ligaments […]

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