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Metatarsalgia (foot pain in ball)

Published on July 25th, 2010

Foot pain in the “ball of your foot,” the area between your arch and the toes, is generally called metatarsalgia. The pain usually centers on one or more of the five bones (metatarsals) in this mid-portion of the foot. Also known as “dropped metatarsal heads,” metatarsalgia can cause abnormal weight distribution due to over-pronation. Metatarsalgia […]

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Flat Feet (over pronation)

Published on July 25th, 2010

Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. Most feet are flexible and an arch appears when the person stands on his or her toes. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood most people have developed normal arches. Most flat feet […]

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Osteochondritis

Published on July 25th, 2010

Osteochondritis Dessicans 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 […]

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Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

Published on July 25th, 2010

Chronic lateral ankle pain is recurring or chronic pain on the outside part of the ankle that often develops after an injury such as a sprained ankle. Other conditions, however, may also cause chronic ankle pain. Signs and symptoms include: Ankle instability. Difficulty walking on uneven ground or in high heels. Pain, sometimes intense, on […]

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Ankle Sprain

Published on July 24th, 2010

More than 25,000 people sprain their ankles every day, according to the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not […]

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