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Foot & Ankle Information

Learn about common causes of foot and ankle pain. Follow the links below to help you find more information about your condition or use the information to understand the cause of your symptoms. Also learn about treatments available for a variety of foot and ankle conditions.
  1. Finding the Cause (14)
  2. Foot & Ankle Arthritis (4)
  3. Foot & Ankle Fractures
  4. Toe Problems (12)
  5. Treatments (24)

Medial Gastrocnemius Strain
A medial gastrocnemius strain is an injury to the calf muscle. Learn exactly what it entails and if it does or does not require surgery.

Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is due to irritation and inflammation of the tight tissue that forms the arch of the foot. Common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include heel pain with prolonged walking and standing.

Heel Spur
A heel spur is a condition that is closely related to plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a hook of bone that forms where the plantar fascia attaches to the heel bone.

Ankle Sprain
An ankle sprain results when the ligaments of the foot are either stretched too far or tear due to the injury. Treatment of an ankle sprain is important to get back to activity quickly.

High Ankle Sprain
A high a sprain is a term used to describe an injury to the ligaments that connect the two bones of the lower leg. The ligament, called a syndesmosis, joins the bones together and runs from the knee to the ankle. In a high ankle sprain, the syndesmosis is injured.

Athlete's Foot
A common fungal infection of the feet, athlete's foot can be a difficult problem to solve. Tips on prevention and treatment of this condition.

Achilles Tendonitis & Rupture
Achilles tendonitis causes pain at the back of the calf, and may result in a rupture of the Achilles tendon in severe cases.

Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
Posterior tibial tendonitis is an uncommon problem of one of the major tendons in the foot. Problems with this tendon can be debilitating.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Information about tarsal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in the back of the foot. Information including common symptoms and treatment methods.

Lederhose's Disease
Lederhose's disease is a condition that causes the formation of nodules within the feet. These nodules may be painful bumps on the sole of the foot. Lederhose's disease may be seen in association with Dupuytren's disease of the hand.

Achilles Tendon Rupture
An Achilles tendon rupture is a common injury seen in middle-aged athletes. Treatment of an Achilles tendon rupture is most often with surgery to reattach the torn edges of the ruptured tendon.

Treatment of Torn Achilles Tendon
Treatment options for patients who have sustained a tear of the Achilles tendon. Both surgery and non-surgical treatmens are available to patients who have sustained an Achilles tendon rupture.

Achilles Tendon Injuries
Achilles tendon injuries can cause pain behind the heel and difficulty walking. Some Achilles conditions are the result of an acute injury , while others come from chronic overuse . Learn about different problems of the Achilles tendon, and what treatments can help relieve your symptoms.

Syndesmosis Injuries
Injuries to the syndesmosis cause damage to the ligaments that connect the bones of the leg, the tibia and fibula. When the syndesmosis is injured, the ankle joint may become unstable.

Lateral Malleolus Fracture
The most common type of ankle fracture is called a lateral malleolus fracture. Most often treatment is nonsurgical.

Medial Malleolus Fracture
Injuries to the medial malleolus are uncommon ankle fractures. Often medial malleolus fractures require surgical treatment.

Bimalleolar Ankle Fractures
The most serious ankle fractures are bimalleolar and trimalleolar ankle fractures.

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