How to maximize your exercise success

How to maximize your exercise success When making a new year’s resolution that includes exercise, it is common for people to fall out of the routine a few months into the year. In some cases, the reason for this can…
Navicular stress fracture location

Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures Stress fractures are injuries to the bone caused by repetitive stress to the area. This stress can be from direct force, or from the pull of a muscle/tendon. When the body is not able to heal itself fast…
Bottom of the shoe (shoe sole)

Shoe wear and your feet

Shoe wear and your feet The wear on your shoes can tell a lot about how your feet move. Even as Pedorthists, we typically look at your shoes for a better idea about how your feet are moving. There are…
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…
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…
A high arch

Pes Cavus (High Arch)

Pes Cavus (High Arch) What is it? Pes cavus (high arch) is when the arch on the inside of the foot is higher than what would be considered normal. This pes cavus (high arch) may be flexible, leading to a…
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.…
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…

Bone Spurs in the Foot

Bone Spurs in the Foot What is a bone spur? A bone spur is a bone growth on a structure attaching to the bone. This structure may be a tendon, which attaches the muscle to the bone, or growth on…