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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  • MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging In some foot and ankle conditions, your doctor may order an MRI to help diagnosis the problem that you are having with your foot and ankle. In the foot and ankle
  • Equinus Equinus is a condition in which the upward bending motion of the ankle joint is limited. Someone with equinus lacks the flexibility to bring the top of the foot toward the front of the leg.
  • Xanthomas of the Achilles Tendon An uncommon cause of small lumps in the Achilles tendon is an excessively high cholesterol level in the blood stream. This is a hereditary disorder that results in the deposition of cholesterol in the Achilles tendon.
  • Chronic Ankle Instability Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring “giving way” of the outer (lateral) side of the ankle. This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains.
  • Arthroscopy of the Ankle and Subtalar Joints Arthroscopy is a surgical technique that involves the introduction of a small circular lens into a joint for the purpose of inspection and possible treatment.
  • Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are very common and happen when an unnatural movement (such as a roll, twist or turn) occurs, which can stretch or tear the ligaments that help hold the ankle together.
  • Ankle Pain There are many reasons for ankle pain, some of the most common include a history of ankle sprains or trauma. Trauma or sprains can often result in inflammation of the ankle joint
  • Peroneal Tendon Dysfunction Dislocating peroneal tendons are an uncommon injury to a group of two tendons whose muscles originate on the outside of the calves. These two muscles are named the Peroneus Brevis and Peroneus Longus.
  • Ankle Fusion/Arthrodesis The ankle joint consists of portions of three bones: the talar dome, distal tibial plafond and distal fibula. The talus and tibia portions make up over 80% of the
  • Ankle Arthritis Ankle arthritis can result from such things as ankle sprains, ankle fractures and infection. Other conditions that can lead to an arthritic ankle include