Heel pain

Other Forms of Heel Pain

Other Forms of Heel Pain Plantar fasciitis and chronic heel pain syndrome are the more common causes of heel pain, but they are not the only causes! There are other conditions that can cause heel pain, such as tarsal tunnel…
Location of the cuboid from the bottom of the foot.

Cuboid Syndrome

What is Cuboid Syndrome? Cuboid syndrome occurs when the cuboid bone has shifted out of place. The cuboid bone is located on the outside of the foot, in the small dip after the heel bone. The bone may shift to…
Bottom of the feet

How Diabetics Can Protect Their Feet

How Diabetics Can Protect Their Feet It is important for diabetics to be aware of their feet, as they can develop complications which can affect the feet. Even if your diabetes is under control, it is still important to look…
Collapsed foot arch with the toes pointing out

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)   What is Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)? Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) occurs when the tibialis posterior muscle is not functioning properly. This muscle originates on the inside of the lower leg (tibia), travels…

Calcaneal Fat Pad Contusion/Fat Pad Syndrome

Calcaneal Fat Pad Contusion/Fat Pad Syndrome   What is it? Calcaneal fat pad contusion, or fat pad syndrome, occurs when the fat pad under the heel becomes irritated. There is a fat pad that sits under the heel to protect…
Child's bare feet

Kids and their Feet

Kids and their Feet As kids and their feet develop, it is important to keep their feet healthy to prevent pain and other issues in the future. What may seem like growing pains might be an issue with the feet.…
Pain location of shin spints: the the lower two thirds of the lower leg.

Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome) What is it? Shin splints, or Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) is characterized by pain in on the inside of the lower leg, specifically in the lower two thirds (see figure 1). Overuse and…
Left foot with a moderately low arch

Pes Planus (Flat Feet)

Pes Planus (Flat Feet) What is it? Pes planus or flat feet is when the arch on the inside of the foot is lower than what would be considered normal. This may be worse on one foot compared to the…
Viewing the top of the foot with a bunion and hallux valgus deformities

Bunion and Hallux Valgus

Bunion and Hallux Valgus What are Bunions? Bunions are a bony deformity on the side of the big toe joint (1st MTP joint). It can be accompanied with or without the deviation of the toe (hallux valgus). When the bunion…
Metatarsal arch collapse, which can lead to Morton's Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's Neuroma What is Morton’s Neuroma? Morton’s neuroma is a compression of the digital nerve, between the metatarsals (bones at the forefoot). This compression causes nerve-like pain in the forefoot and into the toes. The most common area of pain…