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  • Heel Spurs Spurs are outgrowths of bone. In the feet, they most commonly occur in the heel. The spurs usually develop in areas subjected to constant pressure. Bone spurs can become problematic when pain and other foot problems crop up.
  • Plantar Fibromas Plantar fibromas occur when benign tumors develop deep inside the plantar fascia, the dense fibrous ligaments that run along the bottom of the foot. The lumps or growths forming along the foot’s arch result in pain that is often felt in various areas of the foot. Plantar fibromas can lead to a multitude of other …
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction The posterior tibial tendon is an important leg tendon that attaches the calf muscle to the inside foot bones, keeping the arch in its position and providing support when walking. The tendon commonly becomes torn or inflamed due to overuse, high-impact sports, and falls, which can result in flatfoot, instability, and decreased arch support over …
  • Plantar Fasciitis | New Jersey Podiatrist Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of a strong band of tissue that stretches from your heel bone to the bones of your forefoot.
  • Stretching Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis Stretching is one of the best treatments for plantar fasciitis. It may help to try to keep weight off your foot until the initial inflammation goes away.
  • Flat Foot | New Jersey Podiatrist Flat foot is a foot deformity involving the arches. The entire foot rests on the ground when standing, rather than the foot having space between the ground.
  • Plantar Fasciitis Taping Instructions For taping a foot when dealing with plantar fasciitis you will need 1" silk tape, 2" tape Foot should be perpendicular to the leg while tape is applied.
  • Achilles Tendinitis | NJ Podiatrist Achilles Tendinitis (Achilles Tendonitis) is a common condition that causes pain and discomfort along the back side of the foot and ankle.
  • Haglund’s Deformity Haglund’s deformity, or “pump bump,” is a hard, bony enlargement on the back of the heel. Also called retrocalcaneal bursitis, Haglund’s deformity causes pain when footwear rubs against the protruding bone growth, irritating and inflaming the surrounding soft tissue. Bursitis can develop as a result of Haglund’s deformity and irritation to the area. Rigid-backed footwear, …
  • What is Gout? | NJ Podiatrist Gout is a type of arthritis that affects the joints. It is usually sudden with severe pain, redness and tenderness in the joint.