Articles on Bunions, Heel Pain, and Other Foot and Ankle Conditions

Information is key to treating your foot injury. In our library, we explain the common causes of many foot conditions, including bunions, broken toes, plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, and more. Search through our articles to find out more about your condition.

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  • Cortisone Injections Cortisone is a type of steroid that is produced naturally by a gland in your body called the adrenal gland.
  • Restless Legs or Growing Pains Weakness in the leg muscles, contracture with limitations in the movement in the joints of the legs or feet should be evaluated by your physician immediately.
  • Red Painful Areas of the Foot or Ankle Gout is caused by abnormal metabolism of substances called purines that result in the accumulation of uric acid in the blood stream. Purines are a by-product of cell break down.
  • Raynaud's Disease Raynaud's Disease is a vasospastic disorder most commonly affecting the hands and feet. A vasospasm occurs when the smooth muscles controlling the small arteries supplying circulation into the hands and feet contract.
  • Psoriasis Psoriasis is a common, chronic, and recurrent inflammatory disease of the skin. It is characterized by round, reddish, dry scaling patches covered by grayish white or silvery white scales.
  • Plantar Fasciitis and Shoewear Proper footwear is crucial not only in the prevention of foot and toe problems but also in treating these problems. A comfortable, properly-fitted shoe can help
  • Pigmented Lesions, Pigmented Areas of Skin Pigmented lesions should always be inspected and observed. Most pigmented areas are nothing but freckles and moles. However a potentially deadly pigmented lesion that can occur on the foot
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease Circulation disorders includes a large number of different problems with one thing in common, they result in poor blood flow. Specifically, the term peripheral vascular disease
  • Pediatric Flatfoot A flatfoot deformity is where the arch on the inside border of the foot is more flat than normal. Flatfoot deformities can occur in all age groups, but appear most commonly in children.
  • Pain on the Top of the Foot There are several causes of pain on the top of the foot. The type of pain and its location help the doctor in determining the cause of the pain and helps to direct them in the best treatment for the patient