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Foot Pain

Types of Injuries

 

Midfoot

 

Navicular Stress Fracture  is a stress fracture of on of the tarsal bones in the foot called the navicular.

 

Midtarsal Joint Sprain  is an injury to the ligaments holding the mid tarsal joint together causing pain on the outside middle of the foot.

 

Extensor Tendonitis  is inflammation of the tendons which run along the top of the foot and straighten the toes.

 

Tibialis Posterior Tendonitits  or tibialis posterior tendinopathy is inflammation or degeneration of the tibialis posterior tendon which passes down the back of the leg and underneath the foot.

 

Plantar Fascia Strain  is a rupture of the band of tissue called the plantar fascia or arch ligament.

 

Stress Fracture  of the foot occurs as a result of repetitive strain on the foot and can occur in any bones.

 

Peroneal Tendonitis is inflammation of the peroneal tendon which runs behind the bony bit on the outside of the ankle.

 

Peroneus Brevis Tendon  rupture is a tear of the peroneus brevis tendon as it inserts onto the prominent bony part on the outside of the foot.

 

Abductor Hallucis  strain is a strain or tear of the abductor hallucis muscle along the inside of the foot.

 

Cuboid Syndrome  occurs when the peroneus longus muscle in the lower leg pulls on the cuboid bone in the foot partially dislocating it.

 

Tarsal Coalition is an hereditary condition affecting children between the age of 10 and 16 years old.

 

Kohler’s disease is a form of osteochondritis or flaking of the hard cartilage covering the ends of the navicular bone in children.

 

Lisfrancs Joint  injury is an injury to the ligament which connects the cuniform tarsal bone to the base of the 2nd metatarsal or long bone in the foot.

 

Forefoot

 

Corns  and calluses occur with a thickening of the skin which is usually do to repeated pressure or friction.

 

Turf Toe  is a sprain of the joint at the base of the big or great toe.

 

Black Toenail  or subangual hematoma as it is known is blood under the toenail giving it the impression of being black.

 

Bunion  or hallux valgus is a painful swelling and enlargement of the bone on the inside of the big toe.

 

Mortons Neuroma  or Morton’s syndrome is a compression of the nerve between the third and forth toes.

 

Metatarsal Stress Fracture  of the foot is a hairline fracture in one of the long metatarsal bones.

 

Jones Fracture is specifically a fracture of the 5th metatarsal on the outside of the foot at the very end of the foot nearest to the ankle.

 

Metatarsalgia is the common name given to synovitis of the MTP joint.

 

Hallux rigidus or hallux limitus is the latin name for a stiff big toe.

 

Sesamoiditis is inflammation affecting the sesamoid bones which are two tiny bones embedded within tendons under the base of the big toe.

 

Ingrown toenail or onychocryptis is where the sides of a toe nail grow downwards into the skin.

 

Toe pain

 

 Broken toe is a fracture of any of the phalanges bones of the toes.

 

Ingrown toenails are common problems causing pain, redness and sometimes infection.

 

Black toenail or subungual Hematoma is a common problem resulting from direct trauma or impact to the toe.

 

Dislocated toe is a dislocation of any of the phalanges bones which make up the toe.