Arch & Ball Problems

Flat Feet

Flat Feet (over pronation) is a common biomechanical issue where the structure of the foot begins to collapse, causing the foot to flatten and adding stress to other parts of the foot. As a result we can experience Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs, Metatarsalgia, Tendonitis and/or Bunions. Some people with flat feet do not experience discomfort but when symptoms develop and becomes painful, walking becomes awkward and causes increased strain on the feet and calves. When this occurs you should call our office for a consultation and treatment alternative that is best for you.

Metatarsalgia (foot pain in ball) is a painful foot condition in the area just before the toes, more commonly referred to as the ball-of-the-foot. This is a common foot disorder that is often located under the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th metatarsal heads, or more isolated at the first metatarsal head near the big toe. Causes include improper shoe gear high impact activities without proper footwear and/or orthotics or the aging foot. If the problem persists call our office for a consultation and treatment alternative that is best for you.

Plantar Fibromas Plantar Fibromas (lumps in the arch of the foot) are benign tissue tumors or growths on the plantar, the sole, or the bottom surface of the foot. They grow deep inside on a thick fibrous band of ligaments, called the plantar fascia. The presence of the tumor can cause pain or pressure on other parts of the foot structure that can lead to other foot problems. You should contact our office for a treatment alternative that is best for you

Plantar Fasciitis and Arch Pain: are painful conditions which can occur due to an inflammation of the thick, fibrous ligament in the arch of the foot called the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia attaches from the heel bone extending past the ball of the foot and attaching into the base of the toes. In severe instances the ligament can tear or rupture resulting in immediate severe pain so great that weight cannot be placed on the foot. Should this happen, the foot should be elevated and an ice pack applied and you should immediately contact our office for treatment by one of our highly trained and dedicated doctors.

Posterior Tibial Dysfunction is one of several terms to describe painful and progressive flatfeet particularly in adults. Other terms include posterior tibial tendon insufficiency and adult acquired flatfoot. For treatment alternatives for this condition contact our office.

Sesamoiditis is an inflammatory condition of the bone lining of the sesamoid or tiny bones that are commonly found in and around joints. Sesamoid bones can be found around any joint in the foot, but they are consistently found in the joint of the great toe. The amount of force transmitted through these bones and their locations cause them to be susceptible to a variety of injuries. If you have an issues call our office to consult with one of our podiatric doctors for a treatment alternative that works best for you.

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