Foot Pain & Problems

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome – This condition is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome of the wrist but in this case it is the tibial nerve that becomes pinched causing inflammation and pain. Over the counter pain medications may be helpful such as Tylenol, Aleve, or ibuprofen to help with the inflammation and to ease your pain. Consult your doctor before taking any medication. Heel pain is the most common footdisorder; it is a combination of plantar fasciitis with or without a heel spur.Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition of the arch ligament that runsfrom the heel to the ball of the foot and helps to maintain the arch structure.

The plantar fascia is a very thick band of tissue that covers the bones on the bottom of the foot. This fascia can become inflamed and painful in some people, making walking more difficult. Some risk factors for development of this problem include foot arch problems (both flat foot and high arches), obesity, sudden weight gain, running and a tight Achilles tendon (the tendon connecting the calf muscles to the heel). A typical patient is an active male between the ages of 40 and 70 years old.” Plantar Fascia is a fibrous band of tissue running from the heel to forefoot, along the bottom of the foot.

A neuroma is a tumor or new growth largely made up of nerve cells and nerve fiber. It is a tumor growing from a nerve. Dr. Thomas G. Morton (1835-1902) developed a test for pain in the forefoot, now known as Morton’s Neuroma. Morton’s toe leads to excessive pressure on the second metatarsal head (behind the second toe at the ball- of-the-foot) resulting in pain similar to metatarsalgia. Constant pressure on the longer second toe while walking or standing can lead to callus formation under the second metatarsal head. wearing comfortable, well-fitting footwear (particularly shoes that conform to the shape of the foot and do not cause pressure areas)foot conditions

Foot pain can be caused due to a wide range of reasons. While home remedies might prove beneficial in case of mild to moderate pain, medical intervention becomes necessary if the pain is intolerable or persists longer than expected. Medical assistance might be required in case of a severe injury to the foot/leg or cases wherein the contributing factor for the pain is a chronic medical condition. In such cases, timely treatment is required to lower the risk of long-term damage or disability. Pain can arise if a toenail grows in, towards the soft flesh of the toe. However, this is more common in adults than in kids. Treatment

Sports personalities or athletes who entail sudden starts and stops are likely to develop achilles tendonitis. If a person is not properly trained for the sports activity, he/she might suffer from achilles tendonitis. These days, achilles tendonitis is fairly common. Remedies Surgery is the last option to repair the torn tendon in the foot. After the surgery, your leg may be put on an adjustable brace. Using the right shoe or sneaker (in terms of cushioning, arch height and pronation) can avoid tendon injuries and ligaments pain. A little extra padding or cushioning under the heel can also prove beneficial.

Diabetes disrupts the vascular or circulatory system which can affect how your body heals itself. Persons affected by diabetes can also lose sensation in their feet which is called diabetic neuropathy. It can be very dangerous to lose the sensation in your feet as you may not notice a sore until it is too late. Amputation in the population of persons affected by diabetes is much higher than in the general population because of these complications. What causes it? Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon. Achilles tendinitis, or an inflammation of the Achilles tendon, is one of the most common causes of foot or ankle pain. Skin Disorders

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