Tag: Foot

Foot

A Bump on the Heel: Haglund’s Deformity

A harmless but painful bony enlargement on the outer posterior heel is called a Haglund’s deformity, named for the doctor who first described it. This condition is commonly referred to as a “pump bump”, because women’s pump-style shoes, with rigid heel counters, contribute to its symptoms. Given this common name, it isn’t surprising that Haglund’s […]

Lower Limb

Foot Drop (Floppy Foot)

Foot drop is the inability to lift the foot and toes properly when walking. It is caused by weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the foot. People with foot drop tend to scuff their toes along the ground, so they may lift their foot higher than usual when walking to prevent this. Foot […]

Tur Toe
Lower Limb

Turf Toe

Brief Outline of Turf Toe Pain at the base of the big toe may be a result of turf toe. Athletes who jam their toe or repetitively push off when running or jumping are susceptible. Also caused by hyperextending the metatarsophalangeal joint of the great toe. The name turf toe comes from the fact that […]

Lower Limb

Foot Stress Fracture

Brief Outline of Stress Fracture to the Foot Stress fractures in the foot are usually a result of repetitive impact to the bones of the feet. Running or jumping on hard surfaces, changing the duration or distance of workouts too quickly, or fatigued muscles that can no longer absorb shock can lead to small cracks […]

Plantar Warts
General

Warts and Plantar Warts

What are warts, and what causes them? A wart is a skin growth caused by some types of the virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV infects the top layer of skin, usually entering the body in an area of broken skin. The virus causes the top layer of skin to grow rapidly, forming a wart. Various […]