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Rearfoot/Heel

Picture of Baxter's Nerve Entrapment
Baxter's Nerve Entrapment
Baxter's nerve entrapment refers to an entrapment of the calcaneal branch of the posterior tibial nerve (Baxter's nerve.) Baxter's entrapment results in plantar heel pain. Baxter's entrapment is typically... read more...
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Bursitis of the Foot and Ankle
Bursitis describes an inflammatory tissue that forms in response to physical irritation or repetitive mechanical load to a specific area of the body. Bursitis is found throughout the body at locations... read more...
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Calcaneal Fractures
A broken heel bone is called a calcaneal fracture. There are many types of calcaneal fractures that are described by several calcaneal fracture classifications schemes. Treatment of a calcaneal fracture... read more...
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Heel Pain
Each step that we take applies a phenomenal load to the heel. Consider the fact that in a simple slow walk, the load applied to the heel can be more than twice our body weight. If we increase the speed of our... read more...
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Corn and Callus
Friction between the foot and the floor is important in walking and running. Friction allows us to stand in place without slipping and to push off during the normal gait cycle. Each step we take results... read more...
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Cracked Heels
Cracked (fissured) heels are deep splits in the skin on the rim of the heel. Cracked heels are seen more commonly in the winter months when the air is dry. Cracked heels can be deep enough to bleed and... read more...
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Ganglionic Cyst
Ganglionic cysts (ganglion cysts) are fluid-filled cysts that are common on the lateral aspect of the ankle and on the top of the foot. Clinicians and surgeons believe that ganglionic cysts are derived... read more...
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Heel Spur
The terms heel spur and heel spur syndrome describe a condition more commonly called plantar fasciitis. For more information on heel pain, please follow the link to plantar fasciitis. Last Update: December... read more...
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Peroneal Tendonitis
Peroneal tendonitis is an inflammatory condition of the peroneus longus and/or peroneus brevis tendons. Peroneal tendonitis occurs as a result of acute or chronic overloading of one or both of the peroneal... read more...