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Osteochondritis Dessicans (stiff ankle)

Published on July 25th, 2010

These are lesions that usually cause pain and stiffness of the ankle joint and affects all age groups. Often, osteochondritis usually follow a twisting type injury to the ankle. Osteochondritis may cause swelling and ankle pain. When immobilization of the injury doesn’t alleviate the problem, surgery is sometimes prescribed. The procedures usually involves removing the […]

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Osteochondromas

Published on July 25th, 2010

Osteochondromas are benign bone tumors under the toenail. They form in the bone beneath the toenail. An osteochrondroma accounts for about half of all benign bone tumors, occurring mostly in children and young adults. Unless they cause irritation to the surrounding tissue, they are generally not very painful. Sometimes, they can deform the toenail and […]

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Fractures

Published on July 25th, 2010

Nearly one-fourth of all the bones in your body is in your feet. A broken (fractured) bone in your forefoot or in one of your toes is often painful but rarely disabling. Most of the time, these injuries heal without operative treatment. Types of fractures include stress fractures and general bone fractures. Stress fractures frequently […]

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Broken Ankle

Published on July 25th, 2010

During the past 30 years, doctors have noted an increase in the number and severity of broken ankles, due in part to an active, older population of “baby boomers,” according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. The ankle has two joints, one on top of the other. A broken ankle can involve one or […]

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Sesamoiditis

Published on July 25th, 2010

There are a few bones in the human body that are connected only to tendons or are embedded in muscle. These are the sesamoids. Two very small sesamoids (about the size of a kernel of corn) are found in the underside of the forefoot near the great toe – one on the outer side of […]

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