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Rearfoot/Heel

Peroneal Tendonitis -Wednesday, 13 January 2021
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)
Heel Spur -Wednesday, 09 December 2020
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)
Heel Pain -Wednesday, 09 December 2020
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)
Haglund's Deformity -Wednesday, 09 December 2020
Haglund's deformity is the term used to describe an enlargement of the posterior/lateral heel. Haglund's deformity also goes by the name of Haglund's disease and pump bump. Most clinicians agree that Haglund's... (read more)
Ganglionic Cyst -Wednesday, 09 December 2020
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)
Cracked Heels -Wednesday, 09 December 2020
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)
Corn and Callus -Wednesday, 09 December 2020
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)
Club Feet -Friday, 20 November 2020
Clubfoot, also known as talipes equinovarus, is a relatively common congenital malformation occurring in approximately 1:1000 births. The term talipes equinovarus describes a deformity in which the newborn's... (read more)
Charcot Marie Tooth Disease -Friday, 20 November 2020
Charcot-Marie Tooth Disease (CMT) is an inherited neurological condition that results in muscle wasting of the lower legs, feet, and hands. CMT effects the peripheral nervous system and results in muscle... (read more)