Morton’s Neuroma

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

What is Morton’s Neuroma?

Morton’s neuroma is sometimes referred to as Morton’s metatarsalgia, because a true tumor is not believed to be present.  The term neuroma is typically used to refer to a tumor.  But, in this condition, a bundle of tissue fibers presses on nerve tissues.  Basically, it is a pinched nerve. 

mortons neuroma

What are the symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma?

The usual symptoms are numbness and/or pain in the second, third and/or fourth toes.  A “pins and needles” feeling is … Read the Full Article

Heel Bursitis

Monday, September 14th, 2009

What is Heel Bursitis?

The bursas are small fluid-filled sacs that act as cushions between the bones, tendons, muscles and joints of the body.  There are many bursas throughout the body.

Bursitis is simply inflammation of the bursa.  In heel bursitis, the bursa separating the Achilles tendon from the joints, bones or the muscles of the lower foot are inflamed.
bursitis

What Are the Symptoms of Heel Bursitis?

The symptoms include localized pain and/or stiffness in the back of the foot … Read the Full Article

Foot & Heel Pain

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Foot & heel pain can be caused by a number of different conditions.  But, the most common cause is wearing poor-fitting (or poorly designed) shoes.

Whether or not you spend a great deal of time on your feet, it is important that your arches are properly supported, that the shoe is wide enough and that the heels are not too high.

High-heeled pointy toed shoes cause more aches and pains than just the ones experienced in the feet.  The knees, … Read the Full Article