Sesamoiditis

Sesamoids are tiny bones embedded in a tendon that allow the tendon to slide smoothly for ease of mobility. In the foot, there are two sesamoids underneath the top of the foot and near the big toe that allow the big toe to move up and down freely. These help with push-off activities such as […]

Plantar Fibromas

Plantar fibromas occur when benign tumors develop deep inside the plantar fascia, the dense fibrous ligaments that run along the bottom of the foot. The lumps or growths forming along the foot’s arch result in pain that is often felt in various areas of the foot. Plantar fibromas can lead to a multitude of other […]

Plantar Fasciitis

Heel pain is one of the most common problems we see, and one of the most common culprits is plantar fasciitis. There is a band of fibrous tissues, called the plantar fascia, that spans the arch of your foot, connecting your heel bone to your toes. Since your arch is subjected to excessive amounts of […]

Flatfoot

Flatfoot is a foot deformity involving the arch of the foot, where the entire foot rests on the ground when standing, rather than the foot having a normal mid-foot rise. Flatfoot may result from the foot’s arch failing to develop properly during childhood, when standing and walking begin. It can also result from the foot’s […]

Capsulitis

Capsulitis occurs when a toe joint ligament in the foot becomes inflamed due to over-stretching. These ligaments connect the toe and metatarsal bones. Capsulitis usually results from extending too much pressure to the forefoot as a result of trauma, overuse, or ill-fitting footwear. What Are Some Causes of Capsulitis? Sudden trauma or too much stress […]