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.

Assuming foot is required, and disorders is required, the following results were found.

  • Functional and Accommodative Foot Orthoses

    A prescription foot orthosis is an in-shoe brace which is designed to correct for abnormal foot and lower extremity function [the lower extremity includes the foot, ankle, leg, knee, thigh and hip]. In correcting abnormal foot and lower extremity...

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/205-functional-and-accommodative-foot-orthoses
  • Pain on the Top of the Foot

    There are several causes of pain on the top of the foot. You will need to know the Exact location of Pain on the Foot and Type of Pain You Have . This will help the doctor in determining the cause of the pain and helps direct him in the best treatment...

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/170-pain-on-the-top-of-the-foot
  • Shoe Fitting For The Preschool Child

    Fitting Preschool Children's Shoes We discussed fitting infants' shoes in the last article, now your child is past the infant stage and into preschool. Children have usually developed their natural gait by this time, and are running and making lateral...

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/124-shoe-fitting-for-the-preschool-child
  • Pediatric Flatfeet

    A flatfoot deformity is where the arch on the inside border of the foot is more flat than normal. Flatfoot deformities can occur in all age groups, but appear most commonly in children. Some of these children grow up into adults who have feet with...

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/177-pediatric-flatfeet
  • Adult Flatfoot

    Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is one of several terms to describe a painful, progressive flatfoot deformity in adults. Other terms include posterior tibial tendon insufficiency and adult acquired flatfoot. The term adult acquired flatfoot is more...

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/14-foot-disorders/69-adult-flatfoot
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

    Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is one of several terms to describe a painful, progressive flatfoot deformity in adults. Other terms include posterior tibial tendon insufficiency and adult acquired flatfoot. The term adult acquired flatfoot is more...

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/14-foot-disorders/87-posterior-tibial-tendon-dysfunction
  • Design in Running, Court, and Fitness Shoes

    As recently as thirty-five years ago, athletic shoes consisted of just a few shoes that were used for a wide variety of athletic events. There were a few tennis and basketball shoes. There were no shoes marketed specifically as walking shoes. Aerobics...

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/121-design-in-running-court-and-fitness-shoes
  • Foot Disorders

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  • Surgical Management of Diabetic Charcot Foot

    The Charcot foot is a non-infective, destructive type of arthritis that affects between 1-2.5% of diabetics. The incidence of this arthritic process has increased recently due to patients with diabetes mellitus living longer. There is an equal...

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/14-foot-disorders/96-surgical-management-of-diabetic-charcot-foot
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

    Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is due to compression of a nerve called the Posterior Tibial Nerve.The nerve passes into the foot from around the inside of the ankle just below the ankle bone. Just beyond this point, the nerve enters the foot by passing between...

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/14-foot-disorders/92-tarsal-tunnel-syndrome
  • Sesamoditis

    Written By: John Giurini D.P.M. Editor, PodiatryNetwork.com Description Sesamoid bones are commonly found in and around joints. While sesamoid bones can be found around any joint in the foot, they are consistently found within the joint of the great...

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/14-foot-disorders/213-sesamoditis
  • Shoe Fitting For The Infant

    In thirty years of fitting children's shoes I have seen many changes in the shoe industry. This is especially true in the style of shoes that parents are purchasing for their babies. Hard leather soles and stiff uppers were the rule many years ago....

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/123-shoe-fitting-for-the-infant
  • Advice on Shoe Fitting

    For many people, finding a shoe that fits properly can be a frustrating and time-consuming process. Because many people have subtle abnormalities of their feet, the process of finding a proper fitting shoe can be difficult. There are few simple...

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/119-advice-on-shoe-fitting
  • The Ischemic Foot

    The term "ischemic foot" refers to a lack of adequate arterial blood flow from the heart to the foot. There are a wide variety of possible causes for poor arterial circulation into the foot including arterial blockage from cholesterol deposits,...

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/14-foot-disorders/66-the-ischemic-foot
  • Heel Pain, Heel Spurs

    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 standing after an...

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/14-foot-disorders/79-heel-pain-heel-spurs
  • 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: 1. Lumps and Bumps – Bottom of the Big Toe A painful lump may be found on the bottom of the big toe. This condition often presents...

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/149-lumps-and-bumps-on-the-bottom-of-the-foot
  • Metatarsal Surgery

    There are five metatarsal bones in each foot. These bones are the long bones behind each toe. The metatarsal bone behind the big toe is called the first metatarsal. The metatarsal bone behind the little toe is called the fifth metatarsal. The most...

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/132-metatarsal-surgery
  • Lumps and Bumps on the Inside of the Foot

    There are many different causes of lumps and bumps on the inside of the foot. Starting from the big toe and working back to the heel: A swelling along the margin of the big toenail is likely to be due to the formation of an ingrown toenail . At times...

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/150-lumps-and-bumps-on-the-inside-of-the-foot
  • Anatomy of the Running Shoe

    As all runners know, running begins with a good foundation. And where do we find that foundation? At the ground level where the rubber meets the road. In other words, your shoes, the pieces of leather and rubber that separate your feet from the hard...

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/120-anatomy-of-the-running-shoe
  • Plantar Fibromas - Lumps in the Arch of the Foot

    A fibroma is a benign fibrous tissue tumor or growth, that can occur anywhere in the body, for example in the uterus they're called fibroids. On the plantar, or bottom surface of the foot, they are called plantar fibromas. Unlike plantar warts, which...

    http://podiatrynetwork.com/common-disorders/14-foot-disorders/86-plantar-fibromas-lumps-in-the-arch-of-the-foot

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