Repetitive activity such as running can often result in Achilles Tendonitis, which is a common label used for inflammation or micro-tears in the Achilles tendon.
People with arthritis can experience a wide range of foot problems. These problems mostly stem from the fact that foot’s ligaments, muscles, and tendons are working over-time to help with stability and general body support.
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Forefoot pain, or metatarsalgia, refers to the inflammation or pain in the ball of the foot. Ideally, a person’s body weight should be distributed equally across the metatarsal bones, which have the function of sharing this weight.
Gout is where an excess of uric acid which, failing to exit the body through the urine, settles and crystallises around joints. This leads to inflammation and swelling which causes pain.
Toe muscles have the function of straightening and curling the toes. However, if the toe is forced into a position for a long period of time, the muscles constrict and movement becomes limited.
One of the most common ailments is heel pain, which can be caused by an injury, or by inflammation in the bone, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It is usually triggered by inflammation in the main arch ligament of the foot (the fascia). This is called plantar fasciitis.
Abnormal biomechanics or poor (tight) footwear can lead to the inflammation of a nerve in the ball of the foot.This is called Morton’s Neuroma. When increased pressure forces the metatarsal bones in the foot to press against the metatarsal nerve.