Conditions Info

A young lady with a sprained ankle.

Be aware of these conditions so that you’re better informed and able to recognize and explain to us about your symptoms in the event you become afflicted.

CONDITIONS INFO


Patient education is a priority for Corrective Step Foot Health Center. Below you have the opportunity to learn more about a common foot condition that could be affecting you. Or simply perform the search below.

Common Foot Conditions

This is an injury that affects the back of your lower leg. It occurs when the Achilles tendon, which connects your calf muscle to your heel bone, is overstretched to its breaking point. This injury often happens during sports activities, and can also be caused by tripping, falling, or twisting your ankle.

This condition is characterized by inflammation of the Achilles tendon, often resulting from repetitive stress due to excessive exercise or sports activities. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, and limited range of motion in the foot.

 An ankle sprain is an injury to the ligaments that connect the bones of the leg to the foot. It typically occurs when the ankle is forced to move out of its normal position, often during sports activities or by tripping or falling.

A bunion is a bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe. It develops slowly over time, causing the big toe to turn inward. This condition can be caused by wearing tight, narrow shoes, or it can be a result of the shape of your foot or a foot deformity.

Flat foot, also known as pes planus, is a condition where one or both feet have little to no arch. This can cause the entire sole of the foot to come into contact with the ground when standing. It can be a result of the shape of your foot, a foot deformity, or a medical condition, such as arthritis.

All babies have flat feet at birth, and arches typically form by age 6. Some children continue to have flat feet into adulthood. This is usually not a problem unless it causes pain or other issues.

Common Foot Conditions

Golf injuries are common and can result from poor technique, overuse, or a single event. Most golf injuries are the result of overuse, which occurs when players perform an action repeatedly over a long period of time. Common injuries include but are not limited to Sprained Ankles, Blackened toenail(s), blisters, stress fractures and many more.

Hammertoe is a deformity where the toe bends or curls downward instead of pointing forward. This deformity can affect any toe on your foot, but it most often affects the second or third toe.

A neuroma is a benign growth of nerve tissue that can develop in various parts of the body. In the foot, the most common place for a neuroma is between the third and fourth toes. The condition is also referred to as Morton’s neuroma.

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.

Shoe inserts are non-prescription foot support designed to be worn inside a shoe. Custom orthotics are specially-made devices designed to support and comfort your feet.

 A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone that occurs over time due to repetitive force, often from overuse — such as repeatedly jumping up and down or running long distances.

BASIC FOOT CARE

At Corrective Step Foot Health Center, we believe with regular tender loving care you can help your feet be the best feet they can be! But we also know certain underlying conditions will greatly determine how often you may need to be seen by a trained podiatrist. Please contact us for an appointment today.

Don't ignore foot pain

It is not normal. If you experience any type of persistent pain in the foot or ankle, please contact our office.

Inspect your feet regularly

Pay attention to changes in color and temperature. Look for thick or discolored nails (a sign of developing fungus), and check for cracks or cuts in the skin. Peeling or scaling on the soles of feet may indicate Athlete’s Foot. Any growth on the foot is not considered normal.

Wash your feet regularly

Wash your feet regularly, especially between the toes, and be sure to dry them completely.

  • Trim toenails straight across, but not too short. Be careful not to cut nails in corners or on the sides; this can lead to ingrown toenails. Persons with diabetes, poor circulation, or heart problems should not treat their own feet, because they are more prone to infection.
  • Make sure that your shoes fit properly. Purchase new shoes later in the day when feet tend to be at their largest, and replace worn out shoes as soon as possible.
  • Select and wear the right shoe for each sport or activity that you are engaged in (e.g., running shoes for running).
  • Alternate shoes—don’t wear the same pair of shoes every day.
  • Avoid walking barefooted. Your feet will be more prone to injury and infection. At the beach or when wearing sandals always use sunblock on your feet.
  • Be cautious when using home remedies for foot ailments. Self-treatment may turn a minor problem into a major one.
  • If you are a diabetic, please contact our office and schedule a check-up at least once a year.

Warm up prior to
any sports activity

How to Prevent Injuries
in Your Feet and Ankles.

  • Warm up prior to any sports activity
  • Condition your muscles for the sport
  • Choose athletic shoes specifically for your foot type
  • Replace shoes when the tread wears out or the heels wear down
  • Avoid running or stepping on uneven surfaces
  • Prevent recurrent injuries
  • Listen to your body

Warm up prior to
any sports activity

How to Prevent Injuries
in Your Feet and Ankles.

Elderly warming up
  • Warm up prior to any sports activity
  • Condition your muscles for the sport
  • Choose athletic shoes specifically for your foot type
  • Replace shoes when the tread wears out or the heels wear down
  • Avoid running or stepping on uneven surfaces
  • Prevent recurrent injuries
  • Listen to your body

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.

We Would Love to Hear from You

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.

We Would Love to Hear from You

If you have any questions or suggestions for how we can serve you better, please drop us  a line and we’ll be sure to get in touch.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

We have been closely following the news as we assume you have been too. We want to do our part to help keep our community safe during COVID-19, while continuing to provide care for patients in need.

With that said, our clinics remain open at this time. However, we will be operating on a limited daily schedule. 

Appointments will be for emergent and urgent visits only; requiring physician examinations. If you are unclear as to whether or not your condition qualifies, we will have a staff-member available to determine if you need to be seen. TeleHealth is available for certain conditions, including New Patients.  Please call our office to inquire.

If you have an upcoming Appointment, for the safety of our patients and staff, please adhere to the following guidelines:

IF YOU HAVE HAD ANY OF THE FOLLOWING, WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT VIA TELEPHONE FROM HOME:

·      A fever within the last 24 hours

·      Cough

·      Contact with individuals showing symptoms of illness including a fever and cough within the last 24 hours

Again, our goal is to limit exposure and help prevent the spread of contagious illnesses.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office