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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There are many causes of overpronation. Congenital flat feet is the most common cause of overpronation. Obesity, pregnancy, diabetes, neuropathy are other medical conditions that can cause or aggravate overpronation. Barefoot activities & poor fitting shoes and poor conditioning increase the stress on the arch and can potentiate overpronation. Overpronation symptoms are more common with runners due to the continuous pounding that occurs with prolonged running. Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist in Houston, TX and is the medical director of Tanglewood Foot Specialists. He treats all injuries and conditions of the foot and ankle. For more information and many informative videos, visit and his blog at

It might not seem like a serious running condition but having that painful blister on your foot or toes can greatly affect your training plans. Blisters are caused by the friction of your socks or shoes rubbing against your skin. Blisters can intensify on race days – this is because increased pace, heat and moisture can increase the friction. Blisters can be remedied by choosing comforting blister-free socks while most runners find that coating their feet with a lubricant such as Vaseline can assist in avoiding blisters. It is advisable to carry with you blister plasters when you run – just in case.

Ulcers occur most often on the ball of the foot or on the bottom of the big toe. Ulcers on the sides of the foot are usually due to poorly fitting shoes. Remember, even though some ulcers do not hurt, every ulcer should be seen by your health care provider right away. Neglecting ulcers can result in infections, which in turn can lead to loss of a limb. One of the biggest threats to your feet is smoking Smoking affects small blood vessels. It can cause decreased blood flow to the feet and make wounds heal slowly. A lot of people with diabetes who need amputations are smokers. Additional Resourcesfoot conditions plantar fasciitis

The skin is the body’s largest organ, and with it being fully exposed to the environment, it easily picks up infections, making fungal skin infections quite common. Fungus can also affect the nails on the hands and feet Most people at some time in their lives will experience athlete’s foot , a fungal infection that affects the toes and feet Tinea is another common fungal infection in the skin, and this often manifests as what is known as ringworm. “Jock itch” and candida are the two other most common fungal skin infections. All are treated with anti-fungal creams, and sometimes internal medications are required.

Your treatment may also involve taking medications that are meant to replace the natural substances that are normally found in your muscles, but are depleted by multiple sclerosis, such as aluminium hydroxide and magnesium. The ultimate cure for multiple sclerosis may not have been found yet, but as long as you manage it appropriately, you should be able to live a perfectly normal life, unhampered by multiple sclerosis and the back pain that comes with it. As this is a superficial infection where skin peels without any pain, many people don’t even treat the condition. However if untreated, the condition can worsen, especially in areas of peeled skin.

A bunion is a very visible bump in the big toe joint. The bump is actually a protruding bone heading towards the inside of the foot. If the movement goes on, overlapping of toes might happen. There is also Tailor’s bunion or bunionette with similar manifestation, but the toe involve is the small one. There is swelling, inflammation, and soreness when one has a bunion. Every Foot Solutions customer receives personalized consultation from our staff who are trained in foot pathology, fitting, analysis and shoe modification, guiding them through an extensive assessment of client’s conditions, concluding with a recommendation that aims to relief the client of their foot related discomforts.