What are Tailor’s bunions? A Tailor’s bunion (also commonly called a bunionette) refers to a prominent bone on the outside of the foot by the little toe. This bone is called the fifth metatarsal. A Tailor’s bunion can be asymptomatic. However, sometimes larger tailor’s bunions can be painful in shoe gear and with activity. […]
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What is a Haglund’s Deformity? Here in Frisco, Texas podiatrists see a variety of foot and ankle conditions. One of the conditions we often see is called a Haglund’s deformity. A Haglund’s deformity is a prominent bony enlargement located at the back of the heel at the area where the Achilles tendon attaches. As the […]
If you suffer from tight Achilles tendons or plantar fasciitis, stretching the Achilles tendon is super important. Below are some exercises that can help prevent injury and reduce symptoms. Wall Stretch Start by standing in front of a wall. Stand a couple of feet from the wall. Lean forwards toward the wall and place the […]
What is Achilles tendinitis? In Frisco, we have an active population and with that carries the risk of injury. One of the more common injuries foot doctors see is Achilles tendinitis. The Achilles tendon is the tendon in the back of the lower leg that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. This […]
What are orthotics? Orthotics are inserts that are placed into a shoe to help alleviate foot, leg, and back pain. Orthotics can be prefabricated or custom made. Prefabricated orthotics are purchased over the counter often at sporting good stores, running stores, or even pharmacies. Although they may be made for certain foot structures or to […]
What occurs during an ankle sprain? An ankle sprain occurs when the foot twists, typically pointing in an inward and downward position. This can occur from a fall, during a sports injury, or even tripping on an uneven surface. Ankle sprains can range in severity depending on the grade of the sprain. More often we […]
What is Gout? Gout is an arthritic condition in which we have an excess amount of uric acid in our body. When we have large amounts of uric acid, the uric acid can form crystals that deposit typically in joint spaces but can also occur in tendons. When this occurs, the affected area may become […]
What are hammertoes? A hammertoe refers to a deformity in the toe in which the toe starts to bend downwards. The bend usually occurs at the level of the middle joint in the toes. To explain the anatomy of a lesser toe, the toes have three bones called phalanges and a joint in between each […]
What are bunions? Bunions are bumps or prominences on the inside of the foot near the great toe joint. Although we just think of a bunion as the bump on the side of the foot, there is more occurring than just that. When a bunion develops, the big toe starts to angle or lean towards […]
Flatfeet is a condition of the foot where the arch appears to collapse. In medical terminology, we refer to this as pes planus or as an overpronated foot type. There are two main types of flatfeet: flexible and rigid. Flexible flatfeet typically present in childhood and progress with age and can become rigid. When a […]