Category Archives: Conditions

Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis Overview This condition is an irritation of the sesamoid bones, which are located within the tendons that slide along either side of the bottom of the big toe. The sesamoid bones, each about the size of a kernel of corn, provide leverage for the tendons that control the big toe. Causes Sesamoiditis is caused […]

Haglund’s Deformity (Retrocalcaneal Bursitis)

Haglund’s Deformity (Retrocalcaneal Bursitis) Overview This condition is a bony enlargement on the back of the heel that can aggravate the retrocalcaneal bursa, a fluid-filled sac located on the back of the heel between the Achilles tendon and the calcaneus. The bursa can become inflamed and swollen, a condition called bursitis. Haglund’s deformity most commonly […]

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis Overview Plantar fasciitis is an irritation of the plantar fascia. This thick band of connective tissue travels across the bottom of the foot between the toes and the heel. It supports the foot’s natural arch. It stretches and becomes taut whenever the foot bears weight. Causes Plantar fasciitis is caused by repetitive stress […]

Plantar Warts

Plantar Warts Often referred to medically as verruca plantaris, plantar warts are non-cancerous growths that develop under the skin in the feet. These growths arise from direct exposure to the human papillomavirus (HPV). For most patients, plantar warts are benign, only bringing about slight discomfort. Though in the worst cases, plantar warts can be unsightly […]

Hammer Toe

Hammer Toe Overview This condition is a deformity in which a toe bends downward at the middle joint. The second toe is the one most likely to be affected, but this deformity can occur in other toes as well. Sometimes, more than one toe is affected. Causes Hammer toe can be caused by certain types […]