We can help take care of these common foot problems.
Corns and Calluses – Thickened skin that develop due to increase pressure or rubbing. Corns form on top or between toes. Calluses can be found in high pressure areas under the foot or dry areas around the heel. If corns and calluses are allowed to get too thick, they become painful. In people with neuropathy (loss of feeling), they can break down with out noticing and turn into ulcers (open sores).
Bunions – Boney bump usually at the base of the big toe joint. Bunions may develop due to heredity, improper shoe wear, poor foot biomechanics.
Hammertoes – A hammer or claw shape of a lesser toes where the knuckle are contracted upward. Hammertoes may develop due to heredity, improper shoe wear, poor foot biomechanics.
Ingrown Toenails – A portion of the toenail growing or curling into the skin causing pain. This may due to the nail being improperly trimmed, tight-fitting shoes, or the hereditary shape of the nail.
Neuroma – Inflammation of the nerve and/or tissue around the nerve that lead to symptoms such as pain, burning, numbness, tingling, or the sensation of walking on a “pebble.” The most common site is between the 3rd and 4th toes known as a “Morton’s Neuroma.”
Plantar Fasciitis – Inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament which runs from the ball of the foot, across the arch, and into the heel. Pain can be felt anywhere along the ligament and it usually is felt upon standing after a period of rest (most commonly with the first few steps in the morning). This is also known as Heel Spur Syndrome.
Flat Feet – A flattened foot arch due to heredity or develops in adulthood. Flat feet are often painless but can lead to pain or tired/stiffness of the feet, legs, and lower back. A type of flat feet disorder known as Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) can lead to deformity and disability.
Metatarsalgia – Pain in the ball of the foot without a known cause. Condition may be aggravated by increase pressure on the ball such as from wearing high heels or thinning fat pad cushioning under the feet.