• Special Topic

    Foot pain causes

    The foot is made up of tarsal bones, metatarsal bones and phalanges

    Many things can cause foot pain. You may feel it in your toes, arch, sole, or heel of your foot. Foot pain may be due to: Being on your feet for long...

  • Disease

    Hammer toe

    Hammer toe is a condition where a toe bends downward like a claw. You can be born with hammer toe or develop it from wearing short, narrow shoes. Symptoms of hammer toe include foot pain, calluses on the sole of the foot, or corns on the top of the toe. Treatment of mild cases and cases in children can include foot manipulation and splinting of the toe. More severe cases may need surgery to straighten the toe joint.

    Hammer toe is a deformity of the toe. The end of the toe is bent downward.

  • Symptoms

    Heel pain

    Heel pain is most often the result of overuse. However, it may be caused by an injury. Your heel may become tender or swollen from: Shoes with poor support...

  • Disease

    Ingrown toenail

    An ingrown toenail is a condition in which the edge of the toenail grows into the skin of the toe. The big toe is most commonly affected. Symptoms include pain, redness, and swelling around the toenail.

    An ingrown toenail occurs when the edge of the nail grows down and into the skin of the toe.

  • Disease

    Metatarsus adductus

    Metatarsus adductus is a foot deformity characterized by a sharp, inward angle of the front half of the foot. It is thought to occur as a result of the infant's position inside the uterus where the feet are bent inward at the instep. Most cases resolve spontaneously and the majority of the remainder can be corrected with simple exercises.

    Metatarsus adductus is a foot deformity. The bones in the front half of the foot bend or turn in toward the body.

  • Disease

    Morton neuroma

    Morton neuroma is an injury to the nerve between the toes, which causes thickening and pain. It commonly affects the nerve that travels between the third and...

  • Disease

    Plantar fasciitis

    The plantar fascia is a very thick band of tissue that covers the bones on the bottom of the foot. It extends from the heel to the bones of the ball of the foot and acts like a rubber band to create tension which maintains the arch of the foot. If the band is long it allows the arch of the foot to be low, which is most commonly known as having a flat foot. A short band of tissue causes a high arch. This fascia can become inflamed and painful in some people, making walking more difficult.

    The plantar fascia is the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. When this tissue...