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Foot Pain


Anterior Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Posterior Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Achilles Tendinitis
Metatarsalgia
Plantar Fasciitis
Bunions
Hammer Toe

Our feet our intricate and complex structures made of 26 bones, 33 joints, muscles, nerves and ligaments. They are the key to movement, walking, physical activity and take quite a beating everyday. Pain emanating from the feet is therefore a very common problem and can affect any area or structure from the toes, to the tendons, to the nerves that innervate our muscles. Injury or trauma and disease are the leading causes of foot pain, while most injuries may heal with conservative treatment, more serious and disabling pain will require medical intervention and care. It is important to consult a physician for chronic and disabling pain because if not treated, it can lead to permanent damage and disability.

Chronic Foot Pain Causes

Anterior Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by compression of the deep peroneal nerve as it passes beneath the superficial fascia of the ankle located on the top of the foot. Compression of the deep peroneal nerve is caused most commonly by trauma to the top of the foot, but can also be caused by wearing shoes that are too tight and by squatting and bending forward, i.e. when planting flowers. The symptoms associated with anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome are pain, numbness, and prickling or tingling sensation on the top of the foot that may radiate between the first two toes. Treatment for anterior tarsal syndrome includes wearing supportive, comfortable shoes along with orthotics, splinting of the ankle, and in more extreme cases nerve block or steroid injection may be required.


Posterior Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Posterior tarsal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by compression of the posterior tibial nerve located on inner side of the foot beneath the ankle. Patients suffering from posterior tarsal tunnel syndrome complain of pain, numbness and tingling sensations on the sole of the foot which often radiates into the ankle. Posterior tarsal tunnel syndrome is generally caused by trauma to the ankle including dislocation, fracture, and crush injuries. Treatment for posterior tarsal tunnel syndrome includes wearing supportive, comfortable shoes along with orthotics, splinting of the ankle,and in more extreme cases steroid injection of the posterior tarsal tunnel may be required.


Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is a condition characterized by inflammation or irritation of the achilles tendon caused by micro-trauma to the tendon. Achilles tendinitis is commonly seen in patients who play sports such as running, tennis, and basketball, however it can also develop from improper stretching of the tendon. The pain associated with achilles tendinitis is constant and severe in nature. If treated promptly with the use of orthotics and physical therapy, achilles tendinitis can be short-lived, however if not treated, the tendon may tear requiring surgery to correct the damage.


Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia is a condition characterized by inflammation and pain in the ball of the foot. Metatarsalgia is common in patients who regularly jog or run long distance, but can also be caused from wearing ill-fitted shoes. Patients suffering from metatarsalgia complain of tenderness and pain in the ball of the foot, it is also described as feeling like walking with a rock in the shoe. Treatment for metatarsalgia includes a combination of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, physical therapy, and short-term immobilization. In more extreme cases, steroid injection of the affected metatarsal heads may be required.


Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis Foot Treatments Plantar fasciitis is a condition characterized by pain and inflammation of the thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that connects the heel bone to the toes. The pain associated with plantar fasciitis is sharp and stabbing in nature, and is typically localized to the heel. It is most severe within the first few steps after sleeping or prolonged sitting and can also be made worse after prolonged walking or standing. Treatment for plantar fasciitis includes a combination of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, physical therapy, wearing comfortable, supportive shoes with orthotics, and short-term immobilization of the affected foot. In more extreme cases, steroid injection of the plantar fascia may be required.




Bunions

A bunion is a condition characterized by the development of a bony bump located at the base of the big toe joint. The enlarged joint protrudes inward and pushes the big toe outward toward the other toes, causing pain and discomfort. Bunions are more common in women than in men. Bunions are caused by wearing shoes that are too tight, wearing high heels, and genetics. Initially, treatment for bunions involves wearing shoes with minimal slope, arch support, and a wide toe-box helps to relieve the pain. However, some patients undergo a surgical procedure to remove the bunion and realign the big toes to relieve pain and correct the deformity.


Hammer Toe

Hammer toe is a deformity of the middle joint of the second, third, and forth toes causing them to permanently bend or curl. Hammer toe is most commonly caused by wearing poor-fitted shoes that force the toes into a bent position, such as high heels or shoes that are too short or narrow for the feet. Patients suffering from hammer toe complain of pain and difficulty walking and/or moving the toe, and corns and/or calluses from the toe rubbing against the inside of shoes. Hammer toe can be treated by changing footwear and wearing shoe inserts, or in more severe cases, surgery.

Chronic Foot Pain Symptoms

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