We have 13 common foot conditions to talk about. Check them out below, and learn how to treat each of them using traditional techniques and custom milled orthotics.

 

Chondromalacia Patella

Also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome, chondomalacia patella is a painful, degenerative cartilage condition that rubs against the medial femoral condyle.

 

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a condition wherein the plantar fascia is pulling on the periosteum at the calcaneus therefore causing inflammation and pain.

 

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is a condition wherein the Achilles tendon, at or near its insertion to the posterior aspect of the calcaneus, becomes inflamed and causes pain.

 

Bunions

A bunion is a medial deviation and inflammation of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint of the big toe. It’s also known as Hallux Valgus.

 

Hammer Toes

Hammer toe is a condition wherein there is contracture of the proximal interphalangeal joint (usually in the second toe, but sometimes the third toe).

 

Shin Splints

A shin splint is a condition wherein the periosteum of the tibia is damaged when it is pulled away by an overstressed tibialis posterior muscle.

 

Corns

A corn is an area of thickened skin tissue on the top of the toes or in between the toes due to irritation and friction from a bony prominence.

 

Calluses

A callus is an area of thickened skin tissue on the bottom of the foot due to irritation.

 

Mortons Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is characterized by pain located in the third interspace. The next most common locations are the second, fourth and first interspaces.

 

Ilio Tibial Band Syndrome

lio tibial band “friction syndrome” is a condition wherein the ilio tibial band is stretched and torqued and the distal end rubs across the lateral condyle of the femur.

 

Dropped Metatarsal Head

A dropped metatarsal head is a condition where one of the metatarsal bones is lower than the others at the distal end.

 

Metatarsalgia

Simply put, it’s generalized pain underneath the metatarsals.

 

Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle irritates the sciatic nerve