Definition A Morton’s Neuroma is a benign (noncancerous) swelling along a nerve in the foot that carries sensations from the toes. The reason the nerve starts to swell is unknown. But once swelling begins, the nearby bones and ligaments put pressure on the nerve, causing more irritation and inflammation. This …Read More »
Metatarsalgia or Forefoot Pain- Causes, and Treatment
Definition Metatarsalgia is a pain in the ball of your foot. It is often caused by wearing shoes with thin soles and high heels. This puts extra pressure on the bones in the ball of the foot. Standing or walking on a hard surface for long periods also puts added …Read More »
Osgood-Schlatter Disease- Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
Definition Osgood-Schlatter Disease is a condition that happens when a tendon in the knee (the patellar tendon) pulls against the top of the shinbone. This causes pain in the knee and the upper shin. Tendons are bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. The patellar tendon pulls on an …Read More »
Clubfoot- Overview, Types, Treatment and Prevention
Overview of Clubfoot Clubfoot also known as talipes equinovarus (TEV), is a common foot abnormality, in which the foot points downward and inward. It’s when a baby’s foot turns inward so that the bottom of the foot faces sideways or even up. This happens because the tissues that connect muscles …Read More »
Osteochondritis Dissecans – Diagnosis, Causes, and Symptoms.
What is osteochondritis dissecans? Osteochondritis dissecans is a condition that occurs in the joints (the place where the end of one bone meets the end of another bone) when a lack of blood to the joint causes the bone inside to soften. This results in a small piece of the …Read More »
Panner’s Disease – Causes, Treatment, and Prognosis.
About Panner’s Disease Panner’s disease involves the growth plate in the elbow (growth plates produce new bone tissue and determine the final length and shape of bones in adulthood). The disease occurs in kids who are younger than age 10, typically young athletes and usually affect the dominant arm. The …Read More »
Perthes Disease – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment.
Overview – Perthes Disease Perthes disease is a condition of the hip joint that tends to affect children between the ages of three and 11 years. It is also known as Legg-Calve-Perthes disease or coxa plana. The top end of the thigh bone (femur) is shaped like a ball so …Read More »
Sever’s Disease – Causes, Treatment and Prevention.
Overview of Sever’s Disease Sever’s disease or Calcaneal Apophysitis is a painful condition of the heel that occurs in growing children. It happens when the tendon that attaches to the back of the heel (the Achilles tendon) pulls on the growth plate (the apophysis) of the bone of the heel …Read More »