Common Disorders

Did you know the foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons? These parts all work together to allow the foot to move in a variety of ways while balancing your weight and propelling you forward or backward on even or uneven surfaces. It is no wonder that 75 percent of all Americans will experience foot problems at one point or another in their lifetimes.

Most Read Common Disorders

PAIN ON THE TOP OF THE FOOT

There are several causes of pain on the top of the foot. The type of pain and its location help the doctor in determining the cause of the pain and helps to direct them in the best treatment for the patient.

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LUMPS AND BUMPS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE FOOT

There are a number of different causes of lumps and bumps on the bottom of the foot. Working from the toes to the heel: Lumps and Bumps – Bottom of the Big Toe. A painful lump may be found on the bottom of the big toe.

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LUMPS AND BUMPS ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE FOOT

There are a few causes of lumps, bumps or prominence on the outside of the foot. Some of these are just normal anatomy; others are due to abnormal processes. Starting from the fifth toe and working back to the heel.

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HEEL PAIN

The most common form of heel pain, is pain on the bottom of the heel. It tends to occur for no apparent reason and is often worse when first placing weight on the foot. Patients often complain of pain the first thing in the morning or after getting up.

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LUMPS ON THE TOP OF THE TOES AND FOOT

There are several different causes of lumps and bumps on the top of the toes and foot. Working from the toes back these are: Muco-Cutaneous Cyst - A small nodular single mass that can form on the top of a toe is called a Muco-Cutaneous Cyst.

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TENDONITIS

The extensor tendons to the foot come from the relatively small muscles in the front of the leg. The two main extensor muscles are the Extensor Hallucis Longus muscle (EHL) and the Extensor Digitrorum Longus muscle (EDL).

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