This occurs when the big toe becomes stiffened, swollen and painful due to arthritis. Patients experience difficulty walking. It is typically caused by wear and tear.
Treatment: Non-operative treatments include insoles, painkillers and anti-inflammatories. More serious cases may require surgery.
This occurs when a nerve in the ball of the foot is pinched between a ligament and a bone. It can be caused by injury or wearing ill-fitting shoes. Patients typically experience painful feet and toes.
Treatment: Non-operative treatments include painkillers and steroid injections. More serious cases may require surgery.
Lesser Toe Deformity
The lesser toes can become deformed as a result of injury or wearing ill-fitting or high-heeled shoes. The toes can become buckled and stiff leading to calluses, bony lumps, sores and pain.
Treatment: Surgery is often required to straighten the toe.
Broken or cracked bones cause pain, swelling and reduced mobility.
Treatment: Treatment depends on the type of fracture but may include a walking book or surgery.
A sesamoid is a bone inside a tendon. In the foot, the sesamoids are two smaller bones in the ball underneath the big toe. Patients experience pain when the bones become inflamed, worn or broken.
Treatment: Non-surgical treatments include insoles, a walking boot, anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. Surgery is rare for this condition.
Inflammation can cause pain in the heel of the foot. It can be caused by a number of things, including stress fractures and arthritis and tendon problems.
Treatment: Non-operative treatments include RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) therapy, painkillers, anti-inflammatories, steroid injections and physical therapy. More serious cases may require surgery.