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Tarsal Coalition

Published on July 25th, 2010

A tarsal coalition is a bone condition that causes decreased motion or absence of motion in one or more of the joints in the foot. The lack of motion or absence of motion is due to abnormal bone, cartilage or fibrous tissue growth across a joint. When excess bone has grown across a joint, there […]

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Spurs

Published on July 25th, 2010

Bone spurs are a very common foot problem. Spurs in the feet most often occur in the heel and near the toes. Growths of bone on the underside, forepart of the heel bone, heel spurs occur when the plantar tendon pulls at its attachment to the heel bone. This area of the heel can later […]

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Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

Published on July 25th, 2010

The posterior tibial tendon starts in the calf, stretches down behind the inside of the ankle and attaches to bones in the middle of the foot. This tendon helps hold your arch up and provides support as you step off on your toes when walking. If it becomes inflamed, over-stretched or torn, you may experience […]

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Peroneal Tendon Dislocation/Dysfunction

Published on July 25th, 2010

Peroneal tendons are two tendons whose muscles originate on the outside of the calves. These two muscles allow you to roll to the outside of the foot while standing. Also called “stirrup” tendons because they help hold up the arch of the foot, the muscles are held in place by a band of tissue. Injury […]

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Overlapping or Underlapping Toes

Published on July 25th, 2010

Underlapping toes usually involve the fourth and fifth toes. (A special form of underlapping toes is called congenital curly toes.) The cause of underlapping toes is generally unknown. They may be caused by an imbalance in muscle strength of the small muscles of the foot. If deformed toes are flexible, a simple release of the […]

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