Problems

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Achilles Rupture
Achilles tendon rupture is a complete tear of the Achilles tendon. This tendon is the tendon attachment of the calf muscles, to the heel bone. There is loss of continuity between the calf muscles and the heel bone… Read More

Achilles Tendonitis
Achilles tendonitis is characterized by inflammation and pain at the Achilles tendon (back of the ankle). This tendon, sometimes called the heel cord, is the tendon attachment of the calf muscles… Read More

Ankle Sprain
Ankle sprains account for about 25% of all sports injuries. Most ankle sprains occur when the foot rolls to the inside or the ankle twists, tearing or stretching the ligaments on the outer side of ankle… Read More

Bunions
A bunion is a bony lump at the base of the big (first) toe, caused by angulation of the big toe as it drifts sideways. The big toe then points toward the smaller toes, this is called Hallux Valgus. Pain is often due to… Read More

Exercise Induced Leg Pain
This condition is sometimes labelled “shin splints”. That isn’t really a useful diagnosis, and can mean a variety of leg problems associated with sport. Exercise Induced Leg Pain is perhaps a more helpful label… Read More

Hallux Rigidus
Hallux rigidus (sometimes also called hallux limitus) is a painful loss of motion of the big (first) toe, particularly when extending (lifting up) the toe. This is usually due to arthritic degeneration of the joint at the base of the big toe… Read More

Clawed and Hammer Toes
It is not uncommon for toes, especially the second toe, to become bent or “clawed”; other deformities are described as hammer or mallet toes. This problem can cause pain under the tip of the toes… Read More

Morton’s Neuroma
Morton’s Neuroma is a nerve disorder in the foot that causes pain (metatarsalgia) and loss of feeling or tingling between two toes. It involves compression of the thickened nerve between bones (interdigital nerve) of the forefoot… Read More

Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is characterized by stiffness and inflammation of the main fascia (fibrous connective tissue, a bit like a ligament) on the bottom of the foot. It is occasionally associated with a bone spur… Read More