Why you May Experience Foot Pain while Working from Home
Foot pain is on the rise with more people working from home. A podiatrist goes over the reasons why, and how to prevent it.
Swollen Big Toe
From arthritis to gout, many different conditions can cause fluid to build up, resulting in a swollen big toe (hallux edema). While some types of big toe swelling can be managed with over-the-counter (OTC) interventions, others require more invasive treatments by a healthcare provider.
What Is Metatarsalgia?
Metatarsalgia refers to pain and tenderness in the ball of the foot. This pain can be caused by anything that puts excessive pressure on that part of your foot, such as too-tight shoes or intense exercise, as well as various health conditions.
Stress Fractures: Causes, Risks, and Treatment Options
Stress fractures occur from tiny cracks in the bones from repetitive activity, referred to as cumulative trauma. Usually, stress fractures occur in the tibial and metatarsal bones (see diagrams below), but they can occur in any weight-bearing bones. Stress fractures occur in people who undergo a great deal of physical activity, such as military personnel, athletes, and runners.
Sprained Ankle vs. Broken Ankle: What Are the Differences?
A sprained ankle and a broken ankle can result from twisting and rolling the ankle. While both conditions cause ankle pain and instability, a broken ankle is a more serious injury that requires different treatment compared to a sprained ankle.
Causes of Foot Pain and Treatment Options
The foot is a complex intersection of numerous muscles, bones, and ligaments that work together to enable you to stand and walk. Occasionally, an issue with one of these anatomical structures leads to pain and puts limitations on your daily function.
Bunion Surgery: Everything You Need to Know
Bunion surgery fixes a bony outgrowth at the base of the big toe. The growth is called a "bunion" or hallux valgus, and it forces the toe inward. Surgery for a bunion can involve cutting and realigning bone, repositioning muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the foot; and fusing or replacing a joint.
Exercises for Broken Ankle Recovery
Your healthcare provider will likely recommend exercises as part of your broken ankle recovery plan. This will include a variety of movements aimed at helping to restore your ankle strength, flexibility, range of motion, and stability so you can resume your normal activities quickly and safely.
The 3 Types of Fifth Metatarsal Fractures
The fifth metatarsal is the bone on the outside of the midfoot at the base of the small toe. The proximal end of the fifth metatarsal (proximal means closer to the center of the body) is easily felt as the bump over the outside part of the midfoot. This part of the fifth metatarsal bone is prone to injury.
Jones Fracture of the Foot: Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery
Jones fractures are caused by sudden force on the outside of the foot when twisted, usually with the heel off the ground. This can occur from overuse, playing sports, dancing, or a slip-and-fall accident.