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Category: Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

Pain on the Side of the Foot, Foot Pain

Pain on the side of your foot making it hard to walk? Hard to do everyday activities because of the pain?
The pain can be attributed to several factors:
• Tailors bunion is a bony prominence on the lateral (outside) of the foot where the fifth metatarsal head connects to the toe.
• Sacs of jelly-like fluid that develops following a leak in the joint capsule, commonly known as Ganglions, forming on the side of the foot.
• Pain on the back of your ankle & on the side of your foot may be sinus tarsi syndrome, a condition which follows a severe inversion ankle injury.
• Any ligament injury connecting the calcaneocuboid joints, cuboid-fifth metatarsal, etc. can also cause pain.
There are many other reasons or conditions that cause pain on the side of the foot. Many conditions resulting in pain on the side of the foot can worsen if left untreated, so visit your doctor or podiatrist as soon as possible to determine the real root of the pain on the side of the foot. read more

High Heels…is the Pain Worth the Gain?

“To minimize foot problems, just wear high heels for special occasions.” We have probably heard that before.
You love shoes. Shopping for them, trying them on and — most of all — buying them. Most professional women use high heels as part of their image. But what if your feet don’t feel so good, and they look even worse? Forced too often into the tight confines of the narrow toe box of your high heels, your toes bend into an unnatural positions. As a result, bumps and areas of thickened skin rub painfully against your shoes.
Are your beloved high heels the source of your foot problems? Yes, they probably are. High heels are one of the biggest factors leading to foot problems in women. The other is age. Frequently wearing high heels can set the stage for many common foot problems including blisters, calluses, corns, foot odor, hammer heel and others.
So, bottom line, wear them occasionally but consider other options for everyday. read more

Surgery of the Foot

Based on the condition and the chronic nature of the disease, surgery can provide relief of pain and restore mobility in many cases. There have been various modifications and surgical enhancements regarding surgery of the foot. Your podiatric surgeon will determine which method is best suited for you.
There are certain conditions that are commonly relieved through surgical procedures. Most often are Arthritis, Joint Disease, Bunions, Ingrown toenails, Heel Spurs, Neuromas and many foot deformities. read more

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