Heel pain aka “Plantar fasciitis”
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot conditions which results in pain in the heel and arch. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the long band of tissue that runs along the length of the foot. It results in pain in the morning and after and after a period of rest.
A foot condition in which the toe has an abnormal bend in the middle joint. A hammer toe is usually caused by wearing ill-fitting shoes. It often affects the toe next to the big toe. The affected toe may be painful or hard to move and may develop corns or calluses. Treatment can include wearing roomier shoes and using shoe inserts or pads. Surgery might be required.
A neuroma is a swollen, inflamed nerve in the foot. A neuroma causes a “burning” sharp pain in the forefoot and digits. It is usually located in the bones at the ball of the foot. The nerves between the 3rd and 4th toes, and 2nd and 3rd toes are commonly affected. Podiatrists commonly treat this condition with footwear advice, orthotics, and padding.
Foot and ankle instability
Ankle instability is a debilitating condition incorporating recurrent sprains, persistent pain and repeated instances of giving way. When left untreated, this condition decreases one’s level of function and quality of life with the potential to lead to arthritis and chronic pain.