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Month: February 2013

Plantar Fasciitis

February 26, 2013

Brief Outline of Plantar Fasciitis Plantar fasciitis is an injury to the plantar fascia that connects the heel to the base of the toes. Pain is usually felt in the heel especially upon rising from an extended rest. Walking or running, especially on hard surfaces and with tight calf muscles, makes an athlete more susceptible […]

Stress Fracture in the Foot

February 25, 2013

Brief Outline of Stress Fracture Stress fractures in the foot are usually a result of repetitive impact to the bones of the feet. Running or jumping on the hard surfaces, changing the duration or distance of workouts too quickly or fatigued muscles that can no longer absorb shock can lead to small cracks in the bone. The […]

Morton Neuroma

February 24, 2013

Brief Outline of Morton’s Neuroma A neuroma is a tumour, growing from a nerve, or made up largely of nerve cells and nerve fibres. Morton’s Neuroma involves the plantar nerve, and is characterised by pain on the plantar side of the foot. When pressure is applied to the forefoot area, the bones may pinch the nerve causing […]


February 23, 2013

Brief Outline of Bunions Tight-fitting or ill-fitting shoes can lead to swelling and enlarging of the joint at the base of the big toe, known as a bunion. Injury to the big toe or abnormal stress on the outside of the toe can also lead to bunions. Women are likely to get bunions than men, […]

Hammer Toe

February 22, 2013

Brief Outline of Hammer Toe Hammer toe get its name from the hammer-like or claw-like appearance of the affected toe. The toe bends upward at the first joint and down at the second causing this appearance. Ill-fitting shoes and muscle or nerve damage to the flexor muscle group may result in this condition. Corns and/or […]